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Sindhu marches into Indonesia Open second round

ANI  |  Jakarta [Indonesia] 

Rio-Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu kicked off her campaign at the Indonesia Super Series event with a straight-games victory over Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong in the women's singles event here on Tuesday.

The fourth-seed produced a rich vein of form to register a 21-12, 21-19 win over Chochuwong in a one-sided opening round contest that lasted just 33 minutes.

Sindhu will now lock horns with Beiwen Zhang of United Statest in the second round.

Earlier, ace shuttler came out with a splendid performance as she bounced back from a game down to register a 17-21, 21-18, 21-12 win over Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon in a grueling contest that lasted for 57 minutes.

Meanwhile, in the mixed doubles event, the Indian pair of B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa knocked out of the tournament after suffering a straight games defeat at the hand of Indonesian duo of Irfan Fadhilah and Weni Anggraini.

The Indian pair was defeated by 12-21, 9-21 in a clash that lasted for just 29 minutes.

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 20:07 IST
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