Sindhu eases into second round
India’s Rio Games silver winner, seeded sixth in the competition, hammered Denmark’s Mette Poulsen 21-10, 21-11 to register a comfortable win in the first round of women’s singles.
In the men’s singles, H S Prannoy came from a game down to beat Qiao Bin 17-21, 22-20, 21-19 while Ajay Jayaram went down fighting to Huang Yuxiang 21-19, 21-13 in the first round.
Results: round 1: Men’ singles: HS Prannoy bt Bin Qiao 17-21, 22-20, 21-19; Huang Yuxiang bt Ajay Jayaram 21-19, 21-13. Doubles: Peter Briggs/ Top Wolfden bt Manu Attri/ Sumit B Reddy 21-19, 10-21, 21-18.
Women’s singles: PV Sindhu bt Mette Poulsen 21-10, 21-11. Doubles: Hsu Ya Ching/ Wu Ti Jung bt Meghana Jakkampudi/ Poorvisha S Ram 21-19, 21-12.
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