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Korean Open 2022: All you need to know – Schedule, Prize Money, and More

India will bank on its two stars, PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen, to bring the laurels in respective categories.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 4 April 2022 6:49 pm

The BWF World tour moves to Korea after the successful completion of the All England Open and Swiss Open in March. The tournament is returning after a two-year hiatus for its 28th edition from April 5. Top players from across the globe will take center stage to outperform each other and win the elusive title in their respective categories. The Super 500 event will begin on 5 April and will be played for six days with the finals on 10 April.

India will bank on its two stars, PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen, to bring the laurels in respective categories. While Sindhu has done really well to lift two Super 300 titles, the Syed Modi International Open and the Swiss Open. She will hope for another better outing when she opens her campaign against USA’s Lauren Lam. Meanwhile, Lakshya Sen, who has been India’s top performer in the German Open and All England Open by reaching the finals of both events, will also look to ride on his form. He will open his campaign against world number 25 Lu Guang Zu of China.

So, here is everything you need to know about Korean Open.

Date: 5-10 April 2022
Venue: PALMA STADIUM, SUNCHEON, KOREA
Rounds: Five (R32, R16, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Finals)
Total Entries: 238
Total Players: 300
Prize Money: USD 360,000

Schedule

1st Round (R32): April 5,6
2nd Round (R16): April 7
3rd Round (Quarterfinals): April 8
4th Round (Semifinals): April 9
5th Round (Finals): April 10

Seeded Entries

Men’s Singles

1. Anthony Sinisuka GINTING (Indonesia)
2. LEE Zii Jia (Malaysia)
3. Jonatan CHRISTIE (Indonesia)
4. LOH Kean Yew (Singapore)
5. KIDAMBI Srikanth (India)
6. Lakshya SEN (India)
7. Rasmus GEMKE (Denmark)
8. Kunlavut VITIDSARN (Thailand)

Women’s Singles

1. CHEN Yu Fei (China)
2. AN Seyoung (Korea)
3. PUSARLA V. Sindhu (India)
4. Ratchanok INTANON (Thailand)
5. HE Bing Jiao (China)
6. Pornpawee CHOCHUWONG (Thailand)
7. Busanan ONGBAMRUNGPHAN (Thailand)
8. Michelle LI (Canada)

Men’s Doubles

1. Marcus Fernaldi GIDEON/Kevin Sanjaya SUKAMULJO (Indonesia)
2. Mohammad AHSAN/Hendra SETIAWAN (Indonesia)
3. Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY/Chirag SHETTY (India)
4. Fajar ALFIAN/Muhammad Rian ARDIANTO (Indonesia)
5. Kim ASTRUP/Anders Skaarup RASMUSSEN (Denmark)
6. ONG Yew Sin/TEO Ee Yi (Malaysia)
7. Ben LANE/Sean VENDY (England)
8. KO Sung Hyun/SHIN Baekcheol (Korea)

Women’s Doubles

1. LEE Sohee/SHIN Seungchan (Korea)
2. KIM Soyeong/KONG Heeyong (Korea)
3. Jongkolphan KITITHARAKUL/Rawinda PRAJONGJAI (Thailand)
4. Ashwini PONNAPPA/REDDY N. Sikki (India)
5. Apriyani RAHAYU/Siti Fadia Silva RAMADHANTI (Indonesia)
6. LIU Xuan Xuan/XIA Yu Ting (China)
7. JEONG Na Eun/KIM Hye Jeong (Korea)
8. Benyapa AIMSAARD/Nuntakarn AIMSAARD (Thailand)

Indians in action

Apart from PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen, a few more top players from India will take part in the Korean Open 2022. Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, P Kashyap, Sourabh Verma, Kiran George, B Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma, and others will be in action in Men’s Singles category. In the Women’s Singles department, Saina Nehwal, Malvika Basond, Shri Krishna Priya, and others will compete in the Round of 32 matches.

Where to watch Korean Open 2022? 

The Korean Open 2022 will be broadcast live on Voot Select and also on BWF’s official Youtube channel BWF TV. Fans can also catch timely updates on www.sportstiger.com.

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