Sindhu enters second round of Fuzhou China Open

The third-seeded Indian will take on the unseeded Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand in the second round.

P.V. Sindhu cruised into the second round at the China Open.   -  Getty Images

Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu cruised past Evgeniya Kosetskaya of Russia in the opening round of the Fuzhou China Open here Tuesday.

The Olympic silver medallist registered an easy 21-13, 21-19 win in a match that lasted less than 30 minutes.

The third-seeded Indian hardly broke a sweat in the first game. She won six consecutive points to take a 1-0 lead.

The unseeded Russian tested Sindhu in the second game which went down to the wire. However, the latter emerged victorious in the hard-fought encounter.

The 23-year-old will take on the unseeded Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand in the second round.

Meanwhile, Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy crashed out of women's doubles after going down in the first round. Ponanappa and Reddy lost 21-19, 15-21, 21-17 to the Japanese duo of Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto.