Sindhu advances at All England Championship

P.V. Sindhu entered round two of All England Championship after beating Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand 20-22, 21-17, 21-9.

P.V. Sindhu came back strongly from one game down to clinch the match.   -  Sandeep Saxena

P.V. Sindhu entered round two of All England Championship after beating Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand 20-22, 21-17, 21-9 on Wednesday.

Sindhu had early jitters as she conceded the first game after a tough fight, but clawed back in the next two without giving any chance to the Thai shuttler for a comeback.

Chochuwong did put up some resistance in the second game, however, in the third it was Sindhu who blanked her 21-9 to clinch the match.

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It has been a mixed day for India so far, with Saina Nehwal crashing out and Kidambi Srikanth moving into the second round. Saina lost to World No. 1 Tai Tzu-Ying 14-21, 18-21 in her first round match, while Srikanth defeated Brice Leverdez of France 7-21, 21-14, 22-20 in a thrilling match.

In women's doubles, the Indian duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy lost their first round match to Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi of Japan 14-21, 13-21.