Top Indian Shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth notched up straight-game wins in the opening round to make impressive starts at the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament here on Tuesday.
.PV Sindhu defeated Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-17, 21-13 in first round
.Sindhu has moved to the 2nd round of Thailand Open Super 1000
.Kidambi Srikanth leads India’s men’s singles campaign on Tuesday
A week after being sent packing by Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the first event of the Asia leg, world champion Sindhu showed great discipline and focus to see off world no.12 Busanan 21-17 21-13 in the women’s singles opener.
“It was a good game and I’m very, very happy. This win was very important for me in this tournament because at last week’s tournament, I went out in the first round,” Sindhu said after the match.
“So this win today was important, because even though in the first game it was tight, I didn’t want to make it easy,” she added.
Sindhu was under a bit of pressure as all eyes were on her after she quit the national camp last year to work on her fitness in London. The opening round defeat last week should have come as a blow but the win her in Bangkok on Tuesday must boost her confidence. In the 2nd round, Sindhu will take on the winner of the first-round match between Malaysia’s Doha Hany and Kisona Selvaduray.