The reigning world champion PV Sindhu has an easy passage to the quarterfinals, but her compatriot Saina Neval was not so happy that she attracted a tougher opponent from the first round in the prestigious championship of all England.
The tournament is scheduled to take place in Birmingham from March 17 to 21.
The 2021 English Open will be the second tournament this year to offer ranking points to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after the Swiss Open.
According to a tie released by the World Badminton Federation (BWF) on Tuesday, Olympic silver medalist Sindhu will launch her campaign in the women’s singles clash with Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah.
Provided he wins here in the opening rounds, Sindhu could face Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals and super rival Carolina Marin in the semifinals.
Marin received the highest fee for the tournament, while Sindhu was ranked 5th.
The bronze medalist from the Olympic Games in London Saina attracted in the form Mia Blihfeld from Denmark in her match for women in singles in the first round.
British Community Games gold medalist Parupali Kashyap also had a difficult result when he locked the horn with the world number 1 of the Japanese Kento Momota in his new instrument.
In other singles matches for men, Kidambi Shrikant will face the fearsome Tommy Sugiarto from Indonesia in the opening round, while the bronze medalist from the world championship B Sai Praneet will take against the Frenchman Toma Junior Popov.
The Indian blinds are expected to play in the Swiss Open, which starts on March 3, before the All-England Championship.
Saina and Shrikant will have more time to make the Tokyo Olympics, with the BWF extending the qualifying period.
Download all over England Open 2021 for Indian players:
PV Sindhu v Sonia Chea (Malaysia)
Saina Neval v. Mia Blichfeld (Denmark)
Kidambi Shrikant vs. Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia)
Parupali Kasyap vs. Kento Momota (Japan)
Lakshiya Sen vs. Kantafon Wangcharoen (Thailand)
HS Prannoy v Liew Daren (Malaysia)
Sameer Verma v Ygor Coelho (Brazil)
B Sai Praneeth v Thomas Junior Popov (France)
Couples for men
Satviksayray Rankiredi / Chirag Shetty vs. Eloy Adam / Julien Mayo (France)
MR Arjun / Dhruv Kapila v Ong Yew Sin / Teo Ee Yi (Malaysia)
Couples for women
Ashwini Ponapa / N Sikki Reddy vs. Benyapa Aimsaard / Nuntakarn Aimsaard (Thailand)
Megana Jakampudi / Poorvisha Ram vs. Alexander Boje / Mete Poulsen (Denmark)
Ashwini Bhat / Shikha Gautam vs. Chloe Birch / Lauren Smith (England)
Dhruv Kapila / Meghana Jakkampudi v Praveen Jordan / Melati Oktavianti (Indonesia)
Satviksayray Rankiredi / Ashvini Ponapa vs. Yuki Kaneko / Misaki Matsutomo (Japan)
Pranaav Jerry Chopra / N Sikki Reddy vs. Max Flynn / Jessica Pugh (England).