Shuttler Jayaram seeded third at Russian Open
Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram has been seeded No.3 in men’s singles at the $50,000 Russian Open Grand Prix which will be played at the <g data-gr-id="14">Sport</g> Hall Olympic here from July 21 to 26. The Mumbaikar will open his campaign against South Africa’s Prakash <g data-gr-id="16">Vijaynath</g>. Men’s singles <g data-gr-id="12">is</g> the only category in the tournament which has a Round of 64 as the other four sections are Rounds of 32. In women’s singles, the Indian challenge will be led by P.C. Thulasi, who will be up against Estonia’s Kati <g data-gr-id="17">Tolmoff</g> in the first round, and Tanvi Lad, who will face local girl Victoria <g data-gr-id="18">Slobodjanuk</g>. Following their brilliant outing at the US Open Grand Prix Gold in June where they reached the final, World No.24 men’s doubles pair Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy has been seeded third and will open against talented Malaysian pair Zulfaiz Bin <g data-gr-id="19">Zulkiffli</g> and Zulhelmi <g data-gr-id="20">Zulkiffli</g>.