After failing to defend her title at Denmark Open last week, Saina will now open her campaign at the French Open against Thailand's Nichaon Jindapon on Wednesday. (Agencies)
The Indian had been in good form at the Indian Badminton League and though she looked to be in good touch for most part of the tournament, Saina could not prevent a quarterfinal exit in the Denmark Open, her first event since the IBL.
"I am in good form. I had slipped unfortunately during the match against Ji Hyun Sung. It was a minor thing, I did some stretching and a few exercise and then I was okay. In fact, I was in control of the match too but then she was also playing well and in the end, she won," said Saina.
"Now I am looking forward to the French Open, where I had finished as runners up. I don't know what God has in store for me. I will give my best and hope to do well," added the Indian, who is ranked fourth in the world.
World number 10 P V Sindhu, who had won the prestigious bronze at the World championship, also exited the Denmark Open early after her gallant fight against Japan's Eriko Hirose ended with a straight-game defeat.
But at the Stade Pierre De Coubertin, it will a bigger challenge when Sindhu faces sixth seed Korean Ji Hyun Sung, who had ended Saina's run at Denmark.
In the men's singles, Parupalli Kashyap will clash with top seed and world number one, Lee Chong Wei, while world number 25 Ajay Jayaram will meet Kazumasa Sakai of Japan in the opening round.
After failing to defend her title at Denmark Open last week, Saina will now open her campaign at the French Open against Thailand's Nichaon Jindapon on Wednesday.