World Championships: Sindhu thumps Hyo-min to enter second round

The Olympic silver medallist, with a strong backhand and court coverage, beat the South Korean 21-16, 21-14.

Ace Indian shuttler P. V. Sindhu completed a comprehensive 21-16, 21-14 win over Kim Hyo Min to progress to the next round.   -  Getty Images

P.V. Sindhu — the current dream girl of Indian badminton — started her World Championship campaign on a high, as she beat Kim Hyo-min 21-16, 21-14 here on Tuesday.

The Olympic silver medallist was in complete control of her strokes from the back court and her deceptive shots exhausted Kim, who tried to initiate rallies but lost to the Hyderabad girl on pace and movement.

The Korean tried her best to match up to the Indian and the second game did have a 9-5 moment but in no time, Sindhu rallied to 15-9 clinching the game at 21-14.

In the first game, the fourth seed straightaway headed to a 4-0 lead in the opening minutes. The Indian ace, who is known for her court coverage, also possesses a strong backhand.

However, the Korean managed to bridge the gap from 12-8 to 17-10, but she left it too late. She could only manage to stretch Sindhu with the force of her wrist shots from the mid-court. But the badminton ace led Kim to commit a few unforced errors to wrap it up at 21-16.