Sindhu, Srikanth enter second round

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Apr 2017 09:16:32


OLYMPIC silver medallist P V Sindhu and ace male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth registered contrasting victories in their respective events to make it to the second round of Singapore Open Superseries.

Sindhu staved off a stiff challenge from Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to make a positive start to her campaign, while Srikanth blew away Kenta Nishimato of Japan in straight games in his opening duel.

Sindhu, who had clinched her maiden India Open Super Series title earlier this month, fought back from a game down to eke out a 10-21, 21-15, 22-20 win in the opening round of a women’s singles match that lasted an hour and two minutes. Srikanth crushed Nishimoto 21-12, 21- 11 in the men’s singles first round later in the day.