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Saina seeded 7th at all England

IANS  Birmingham, February 25, 2014
First Published: 13:35 IST(25/2/2014) | Last Updated: 13:37 IST(25/2/2014)

Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has been seeded seventh in the $4,00,000 all England Open Badminton Championships to be held here in March 4-9.

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The World no. 7 is the only Indian who has been seeded in the prestigious Super Series Premier tournament which will host its 104th edition at the National Indoor Arena.

Saina, whose best performance at all England have been in two semifinal appearances in 2010 and 2013, will open her campaign against Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland.

The Hyderabadi could have a possible meeting with 18-year-old PV Sindhu in the semifinals. The World championship bronze medallist will open her round against Yu Sun of China.

Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth are the only two Indians to have got direct entry into the main draw of men's singles.

There are no other Indians currently in the main draws of any of the five categories. However, a host of Indians will be vying for the main draw by participating in the qualifiers.

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