PV Sindhu opens World Super Series campaign on winning note

Updated: Dec 23, 2016, 14:58 IST | PTI

PV Sindhu made a winning start to her maiden campaign at the BWF World Super Series Final, defeating higher-ranked Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the opening women's singles Group B match here yesterday

PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu

Dubai: PV Sindhu made a winning start to her maiden campaign at the BWF World Super Series Final, defeating higher-ranked Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the opening women's singles Group B match here yesterday.

Sindhu won 12-21, 21-8, 21-15 win over World No. 8 Yamaguchi. In the opening game, Sindhu conceded a 3-6 lead early as Yamaguchi grabbed points with her deception. The Japanese then sealed the opening game after winning a long rally.

The sting was back in Sindhu's strokes in the second game as she took an early 4-0 lead. Yamaguchi drew parity at 7-7. However, Sindhu continued to nose ahead to win the second set.

The decider began with a fast-paced rally. Sindhu tried to neutralise her rivals deception. In the end, a smash took Sindhu to 20-14 and she sealed the match when the Japanese hit outside.

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