Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Badminton Open 2012 preview

Saina Nehwal (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal returns to action at this week's Hong Kong Open.

After choosing to swerve last week's China Super Series Premier due to a knee injury, Nehwal is back in action on Wednesday in the $350,000 event.

The 22-year-old, who recently won the Denmark Open and was a finalist at the French Open last month, has climbed to No. 3 in the world rankings and will be expecting a deep run in this tournament. She takes on Aprilla Yuswandari of Indonesia, whom she has beaten twice in the past, in Wednesday's opening singles contest. 

Saina could face a tricky tie in quarter-finals if she progresses as expected, however, with China's seventh seed Yanjiao Jiang her likely opponent. 

The Chinese have always posed problems for Nehwal and while Jiang holds a 5-0 record over her, she will be buoyed by the fact that she defeated Jiang's compatriot and world No. 1 Wang Yihan on her way to the title in Denmark.

Nehwal has won three Super Series titles this year so far - the Thailand Open, Indonesia Open and Denmark Open - as well as securing bronze at the London Olympic games and should be a force to be reckoned with in Hong Kong.
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