It is the failure to win close matches that has affected the performance of Indian shuttlers and they would look to address the issue during the Super Series Premier event, the main draw of which starts Wednesday.

After recovering from a nagging achilles tendons injury, Saina failed to defend her title at the India Open. She played well against Li Xuerui in the semifinals but two crucial points in the decider ended her run.

The 26-year-old will look to clear those little chinks in the armoury ahead of her meeting with Nitchaon Jindapol in the opening round. Saina has beaten the Thai girl five times, including a second round win at India Open.

"I am analysing better. But because of the injury, the match practice is less. When you come out of injury and play against such tough opponents, you feel everything is new. I played two tournaments and I was good but here I was better, You need to play with them more," Saina had said.

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