Basel, March 8 IANS | 10 months ago

Two-time winner Saina Nehwal of India has been seeded sixth at the USD 125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold which starts at St. Jakobshalle here Tuesday.

The Olympic bronze medallist will try to regain the crown which she won in 2011 and 2012 and reached the semi-finals last year. Saina's city-mate P.V. Sindhu is just a notch below her and has been seeded seventh.

Saili Rane is the other Indian in the main draw of the women's singles category.

Meanwhile, out of form Parupalli Kashyap has been seeded third in the men's singles draw, followed by fifth seed Kidambi Srikanth.

Mumbai's Anand Pawar is the other Indian in the fray.

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa have received direct qualification in the women's doubles main draw and Ashwini will also partner Tarun Kona in the mixed doubles.

(Posted on 08-03-2014)

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