Hong Kong Open: PV Sindhu survives a scare to enter pre-quarterfinals

DN Bureau

P V Sindhu on Wednesday defeated Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the ongoing Hong Kong World Tour Super 500 tournament.

PV Sindhu (File Photo)
PV Sindhu (File Photo)

Kowloon: Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu on Wednesday defeated Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the ongoing Hong Kong World Tour Super 500 tournament.

The 23-year-old survived a scare as she fought her way with 21-15, 13-21, 21-17 win over her Thailand counterpart.

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Sindhu started her campaign with an easy first game but she went down in the second as her Thai opponent made a comeback. However, she refreshed her energy and knocked out Jindapol in the decider.

Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol

With six consecutive points, Sindhu dominated Jindapol, who could only bag four consecutive points overall in the women's singles game. The World number three also secured 55 rallies, while World number fourteen could gain only 53 of them.

After stamping her authority in the match that lasted an hour, Sindhu will face World number ten Sung Ji-Hyun of South Korea in the main draw tomorrow.

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