Some of the most promising prospects in women’s singles will be seen in action in the main draw of the PRINCESS SIRIVANNAVARI Thailand Masters 2023.
A clutch of withdrawals that included home icon Ratchanok Intanon, three-time world champion Carolina Marin, and other Thai notables such as Pornpawee Chochuwong, Busanan Ongbamrungphan and Lalinrat Chaiwan saw the promotion of the prospects from the qualifying rounds and reserves.
They included Uber Cup star Sim Yu Jin, Canada’s Wen Yu Zhang, Talia Ng and Rachel Chan, Indonesia’s Komang Ayu Cahya Dewi, and Thailand’s ‘Pink’ Pitchamon Opatniputh.
Other young stars in the draw are USA’s Lauren Lam, Japan’s Riko Gunji – world junior champion in 2019, and Denmark’s Line Christophersen.
In men’s singles, India Open champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn and second seed Lu Guang Zu withdrew. Their places were taken by Indonesian veteran Tommy Sugiarto and Denmark’s Mads Christophersen respectively.
Kunlavut Vitidsarn; Lu Guang Zu
(Replaced by: Tommy Sugiarto, Mads Christophersen)
Ratchanok Intanon, Carolina Marin, Busanan Ongbamrungphan, Pornpawee Chochuwong, Lalinrat Chaiwan, Malvika Bansod, Saina Nehwal, Goh Jin Wei
(Sim Yu Jin, Zhang Wen Yu, Talia Ng, Komang Ayu Cahya Dewi, Thet Htar Thuzar, Rachel Chan, Pitchamon Opatniputh, Polina Buhrova)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty; Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi; Jeppe Bay/Lasse Moelhede; Krishna Prasad Garaga/Vishnuvardhan Panjala; Torjus Flaaten/Vegard Rikheim; Tan Kian Meng/Tan Wee Kiong; Muhammad Haikal/Arif Junaidi
(Vinson Chiu/Joshua Yuan; Wong Tien Ci/Boon Xin Yuan; Muhammad Rayhan Nur Fadillah/Rahmat Hidayat; Goh V Shem/Lim Khim Wah; Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub/Low Juan Shen; Tanupat Viriyangkura/Tang Huaidong; Chen Bo Yang/Liu Yi)
Crystal Wong/Jin Yujia; Lee Chia Hsin/Teng Chun Hsun; Sikki Reddy/Shruti Mishra
(Lauren Lam/Paula Lynn Cao Hok; Laksika Kanlaha/Phataimas Muenwong; Liu Chiao-Yun/Wang Yu Qiao)
Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing; Jones Ralfy Jansen/Linda Efler; Wang Yi Lyu/Due Yue; Ye Hong Wei/Lee Chia Hsin
(Chiu Hsiang Chieh/Lin Xiao Min; Ratchapol Makkasasithorn/Chasinee Korepap; Cheng Xing/Chen Fang Hui)