Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu stormed into the women’s singles quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 badminton tournament with a comfortable straight games win over Germany’s Yvonne Lie, here on Thursday. Reigning world champion and third seed Sindhu didn’t break a sweat in the second round match. She defeated the world number 26 21-12 21-18 in 37 minutes in the $850,000 prize money tournament.
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World No. 7 Sindhu, playing for the first time against Li, looked in complete control from the start. Such was Sindhu’s dominance that the two-time Olympic medalist took the first game comfortably as she rattled off seven straight points.
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In the second game, however, Li made a good comeback and the game was evenly contested. But Sindhu did not let the German player take advantage and won the match. Sindhu will now face the winner of the second round match between Spain’s Beatriz Corrales and South Korea’s Sim Yujin in the quarterfinals.