India’s double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu confirmed nice willpower to outwit a tenacious Aya Ohori within the opening spherical of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 occasion in Bali on Wednesday.
After a gradual begin, Sindhu, the reigning world champion, engineered a turnaround to register a hard-fought 17-21 21-17 21-17 win over Japan’s Ohori in a single hour 10 minutes to advance to the pre-quarterfinals.
With the win, Sindhu improved her spectacular report towards the Japanese shuttler to 11-0.
World quantity seven Sindhu, who made a semifinal exit after struggling a straight recreation defeat to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi right here final week, will meet 23-year-old German shuttler Yvonne Li within the second spherical.
It would be the first assembly between the third seed Indian and world quantity 26 Li.
The combined doubles pairing of N Sikki Redd and Dhruv Kapila maded a primary spherical exit, falling to the Japanese duo of Kyohei Yamashita and Naru Shinoya, 7-21 12-21.