TokyoIndia’s medal hopeful World Champion PV Sindhu started her campaign with an easy win in the Tokyo Olympic Badminton Women’s Singles. She defeated Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova in straight games in the opening match.
Sindhu win in 28 minutes
Sixth-ranked PV Sindhu, the silver medalist of the Rio Olympics, won the match in 28 minutes 21-7, 21-10 against 58th-ranked Israeli Ksenia Polikarpova. World No. 7 Sindhu will now face Hong Kong’s Chiung Engan Yi, who is ranked 34th in the world rankings.
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Sindhu’s comeback after falling behind
In this match of the Tokyo Olympics, PV Sindhu started aggressively but at one point went back 3-4. However, she made a quick comeback and forced Ksenia Polikarpova to make a mistake and took an 11-5 lead till the break.
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Opponent was not given a chance
After this, PV Sindhu scored 13 points in a row, making full use of her familiar straight and crosscourt smash, she did not give Ksenia Polikarpova a chance to get out of the pressure. Sindhu won the first game with Senia missing a shot.
Israeli players were seen struggling
On the other hand, Ksenia Polikarpova, playing with a bandage on her knee, was seen struggling to regain her rhythm. In the second game, PV Sindhu took a 9-3 lead and was on a 7-point advantage at the break. Sindhu took full advantage of the Israeli player’s mistakes after the break.