The in-form Aya Ohori will fancy her chances at HYLO Open 2023 following the withdrawals of top seed Carolina Marin and fourth seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan.
Marin has been replaced by Canadian Talia Ng while Irishwoman Rachael Darragh takes Ongbamrungphan’s spot.
Ohori, whose recent form has seen her win the Asian Games bronze and finish semifinalist at last week’s French Open, is now the highest remaining seed (No.5) in the top half of the draw.
The Japanese faces Swiss youngster Jenjira Stadelmann in the first round.
The following players have also been promoted.
- Vivien Sandorhazi (Neslihan Arin)
- Polina Buhrova (Gao Fang Jie)
- Jones Ralfy Jansen/Kenneth Neumann (top seeds Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen)
- Michal Sobolewski/Adam Szolc (Koceila Mammeri/Youcef Sabri Medel)
- Dyon Van Wijlick/Brian Wassink (Alexander Dunn/Adam Hall)
- Daniel Hess/Patrick Scheiel (fifth seeds Lu Ching Yao/Yang Po Han)
- Ruben Jille/Julien Maio (Rasmus KjÆr/Frederik SØgaard)
- Amelie Lehmann/Cara Siebrecht (third seeds Li Wen Mei/Liu Xuan Xuan)
- He Ji Ting/Li Yi Jing (Cheng Xing/Chen Fang Hui)
- Andreas SØndergaard/Iben Bergstein (Sai Pratheek.k/Tanisha Crasto)
- Scheiel/Franziska Volkmann (second seeds Jiang Zhen Bang/Wei Ya Xin)
Click here to view the updated draw.
HYLO Open 2023 starts today, with the first qualification match scheduled at 3pm Kuala Lumpur time (UTC +8).
Fun fact: Japan have not won women’s singles at the tournament since Akane Yamaguchi in 2015.