Sindhu eases into second round

 Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu produced a dominant performance and powered her way into the second round of the All England Badminton Championships here on Wednesday.

India’s Rio Games silver winner, seeded sixth in the competition, hammered Denmark’s Mette Poulsen 21-10, 21-11 to register a comfortable win in the first round of women’s singles.

In the men’s singles, H S Prannoy came from a game down to beat Qiao Bin 17-21, 22-20, 21-19 while Ajay Jayaram went down fighting to Huang Yuxiang 21-19, 21-13 in the first round.

Results: round 1: Men’ singles: HS Prannoy bt Bin Qiao 17-21, 22-20, 21-19; Huang Yuxiang bt Ajay Jayaram 21-19, 21-13. Doubles: Peter Briggs/ Top Wolfden bt Manu Attri/ Sumit B Reddy 21-19, 10-21, 21-18.

Women’s singles: PV Sindhu bt Mette Poulsen 21-10, 21-11. Doubles: Hsu Ya Ching/ Wu Ti Jung bt Meghana Jakkampudi/ Poorvisha S Ram 21-19, 21-12.

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