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Sindhu wins first match since Rio, enters Denmark Open second round

Sindhu won her first competitive match since clinching silver at the Rio Olympics.

other sports Updated: Oct 20, 2016 13:58 IST
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Sindhu was playing her first competitive match since winning silver in Rio.(REUTERS)

Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu made a winning start to her campaign at the Denmark Open, defeating China’s He Bingjiao in straight games in the women’s singles competition of the $700,000 Premier Super Series badminton event in Odense, Denmark, on Thursday.

Sixth seed Sindhu, playing her first event since the Rio Olympics, notched up a 21-14, 21-19 victory over Bingjiao.

This is the fourth meeting between Sindhu and Bingjiao; the Indian had lost twice to the Chinese while her only victory came in the Malaysia Open in April.

The 21-year-old from Hyderabad will next take on World No. 12 Sayaka Sato of Japan. Sindhu had reached the final of the Denmark Open last year.

First Published: Oct 20, 2016 13:58 IST