Senior National Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu begins campaign with easy win over Malvika Bansod

PV Sindhu opened her campaign in the 83rd Senior National Badminton Championship with a straight game win over Nagpur's Malvika Bansod to enter the women's singles quarterfinals.

Press Trust of India February 14, 2019 11:42:38 IST
Senior National Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu begins campaign with easy win over Malvika Bansod
  • PV Sindhu opened her campaign in the 83rd Senior National Badminton Championship with a straight game win over Nagpur's Malvika Bansod.

  • A former champion, Sindhu took time to get into the groove before claiming a 21-11, 21-13 win over Malvika.

  • Like last year, the top eight players of the competition on the combined basis of world and domestic rankings were given direct entry into the singles pre-quarterfinals.

Guwahati: Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu on Thursday opened her campaign in the 83rd Senior National Badminton Championship with a straight game win over Nagpur's Malvika Bansod to enter the women's singles quarterfinals.

Senior National Badminton Championships PV Sindhu begins campaign with easy win over Malvika Bansod

File image of PV Sindhu. Reuters

A former champion, Sindhu took time to get into the groove before claiming a 21-11, 21-13 win over Malvika, who is a gold medallist at the South Asian U-21 Championship in Nepal and a runner-up at Khelo India Games.

Like last year, the top eight players of the competition on the combined basis of world and domestic rankings were given direct entry into the singles pre-quarterfinals for which a Super Draw was held on Wednesday night.

Malvika made a dream start, moving to a 4-0 lead. Soon Sindhu clawed her way back to level the scores with a push at the back court.

Sindhu eventually grabbed a 11-7 advantage at the break. She continued to force the younger shuttler to commit errors.

At 19-11, Sindhu unleashed a couple of smashes to seal the first game.

In the second game, Sindhu was ahead 9-2 with Malvika committing unforced errors. The Hyderabadi went to the break with a 11-4 lead.

Malvika played well in the rallies but lacked the finishing touch, committing unforced errors as Sindhu eventually wrapped up her pre-quarterfinal match in 35 minutes with an precise return at the forecourt.

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