Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu entered the women’s singles quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 badminton tournament with an easy straight game win over Germany’s Yuvonne Li here on Thursday. The reigning world champion and third seed Sindhu did not sweat in the second round match. She defeated the world number 26 21-12 21-18 in 37 minutes in a tournament of $850,000 in prize money.
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World No. 7 Sindhu, playing for the first time against L, looked completely in control from the start. Such was Sindhu’s dominance that the two-time Olympic medalist easily won the first game in which she scored seven points in a row.
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In the second game, however, Li tried to make a good comeback, making the game an even contest. But Sindhu did not let the German player take advantage and won the match. Sindhu will now face the winner of the second round between Spain’s Bitriz Corrales and South Korea’s Sim Yujin in the quarterfinals.