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World champion PV Sindhu eases into second round of Thailand Open

Source : IANS 2021-01-19 11:37:14


World champion PV Sindhu on Tuesday cruised into the second round of the Toyota Thailand Open after registering a comfortable win over local Busanan Ongbamrungphan.

Sindhu defeated Ongbamrungphan 21-17, 21-13 in a match that lasted for 43 minutes and entered the next round of the $1,000,000 tournament. This was Sindhu's first win since the resumption of badminton after the Covid-19-induced break.

Ongbamrungphan, who had ended Saina Nehwal's run at the Yonex Thailand Open en route to the quarter-finals last week, opened up a 13-8 lead in the opening game as Sindhu seemed to be suffering from a lack of competitive match play. However, the ace Indian shuttler brought all her experience into play towards the end of the game to win it 21-17.