Denmark Open: PV Sindhu enters second round with resounding victory over He Bingjiao
Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu made a resounding start to her campaign at Denmark Open, defeating China's He Bingjiao in straight games.
Odense: Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu made a resounding start to her campaign at Denmark Open, defeating China's He Bingjiao in straight games in the women's singles competition of the $700,000 Premier Super Series badminton event here.
Sixth seed Sindhu, who is playing her first event after the Rio Olympics, notched up a 21-14 21-19 victory over
Bingjiao in a 37 minute match.
This is the fourth meeting between Sindhu and Bingjiao as the Indian had lost twice to the Chinese with the only victory coming in the Malaysia Open in April.
After this win, Sindhu will improve her head-to-head record against Bingjiao to 2-3.
The 21-year-old from Hyderabad will next take on World No 12 Sayaka Sato of Japan.
Sindhu had reached the finals of the Denmark Open in the last edition.
Lakshya, who had finished runners-up at Dutch Open last Sunday, dished out a superb performance to outclass national champion Sourabh 21-9, 21-7 in 26 minutes.
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Srikanth had lost to Momota last week also at Denmark Open but he produced a much better display in Paris and came agonisingly close to outwitting the two-time world champion only to fall short in the end.
Japan fought all the way, missing some key players, but China were superior across the four contested matches on Saturday.