Bali, November 24 (agency)
India’s two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu registered a struggling three-game win over Japan’s Aya Ohori in the opening round of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 badminton tournament here on Wednesday. Defending world champion Sindhu made a good comeback after losing the first game and defeated Ohori 17-21, 21-17, 21-17 in a match that lasted one hour and 10 minutes to reach the pre-quarterfinals. With this win, Sindhu took her impressive record against the Japanese to 11-0. World No. 7 Sindhu will next take on 23-year-old German shuttler Yvonne Lee in the next round. This will be the first match between the third seeded Indian and world number 26 Lee. Meanwhile, mixed doubles pair of N Sikki Reddy and Dhruv Kapila crashed out of the first round after losing 7-21, 12-21 to Japanese pair of Kyohei Yamashita and Naru Shinoya.