The Venetian Macau Open will boast one of its strongest fields with four Indian golfers, led by Anirban Lahiri, in the mix for the prestigious event alongside marquee names Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez next week.
With ace shuttler Saina Nehwal giving the tournament a miss, teen sensation P V Sindhu and national champion K Srikanth will spearhead the Indian challenge at the USD 200,000 Asian Badminton championship which gets underway at Gimcheon, Korea on Tuesday.
Teen sensation P V Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinals with a straight-game win in women`s singles but it was young Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who created a flutter at the USD 300,000 Singapore Super Series with a stunning victory over world number 10 Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam, here today.
India`s No.1 squash player Dipika Pallikal has not won a main draw match this year but says there won`t be a better platform to turn things around than the World Open in Penang, Malaysia, where she meets a qualifier in the opening round Wednesday.
Squash went through the agony of a third Olympic bid rejection but Indian racqueters, led by Dipika Pallikal, continued to take giant strides globally with quite a few international titles coming their way in an eventful 2013.