26 year old current world number 10th India’s Saina nehwal ready to take on the world’s best at the prestigious All England Championship starting next week.

Saina still in the process of strengthening her knee, she was away from many international tournaments in 2016, she notched up a stunning title win at the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold to begin the season on a positive note. After that she focuses on the all England championship & skipped other tournaments.

The London Olympics bronze-medallist is set to lock horns with defending Champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the opening round. Okuhara is nursing a shoulder injury and last played in November where she withdrew half-way through her first round encounter.

Asked about the draw, Saina said: “The draw is good. I guess it is not an issue who I am facing, it is all about giving your best out of the best learning. Let us see how the matches go.”