PV Sindhu survived a scare within the opening spherical of the ladies’s singles on the Badminton Asia Championships hours after Saina Nehwal progressed to the 2nd spherical with a hard-fought win.
PV Sindhu survives scare to progress to 2nd spherical at Asian Badminton Championships (Reuters Photo)
- PV Sindhu survived a scare in opposition to Po Yu Pai of Taiwan
- Sindhu defeated Yu Pai 18-21, 27-25, 21-9
- Earlier within the day, Saina Nehwal additionally progressed to the 2nd spherical
Star shuttler PV Sindhu survived a large scare on Wednesday as she wanted 3 video games, an hour and 17 minutes to win her opening spherical on the Asian Badminton Championships in Manilla. Sindhu fought again from behind after dropping the opening sport 18-21, 27-25, 21-9 in opposition to unseeded Po Yu Pai of Taiwan within the ladies’s singles opening spherical.
Sindhu will face Singapore’s unseeded shuttler Yue Yann Jaslyn who breezed previous the Korean qualifier 21-18, 21-10 within the opening spherical.
PV Sindhu joins her senior compatriot Saina Nehwal within the 2nd spherical on the prestigious event. Earlier within the day, Saina overcame a spirited battle from Korea’s Yujin Sim 21-15, 17-21, 21-13 within the first spherical. Saina will subsequent face Wang Zhi Yi of China, who shocked seventh seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand within the opening spherical 12-21, 21-15, 21-15.
However, spectacular younger shuttler Akarshi Kashyap was knocked out of the event within the first spherical after she misplaced to prime seed Akane Yamaguchi 15-21, 9-21.
There was disappointment within the morning session for India as World Championships bronze medalist Lakshya Sen suffered a shock first-round exit. The World No. 9 misplaced to Li Shi Feng of China in three video games – 21-12, 10-21, 19-21.