India Open: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu kick off campaign with thumping wins

ANI
Published Jan 31, 2018, 3:56 pm IST
Updated Jan 31, 2018, 4:04 pm IST
Nehwal will now lock horns with Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt of Denmark in the second round.
Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal kicked off her India Open campaign on a promising note as she thrashed Danish player Sofie Holmboe Dahl in straight games in the opening match of the women's singles event here on Wednesday.(Photo: AP / AFP)
 Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal kicked off her India Open campaign on a promising note as she thrashed Danish player Sofie Holmboe Dahl in straight games in the opening match of the women's singles event here on Wednesday.(Photo: AP / AFP)

New Delhi: Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal kicked off her India Open campaign on a promising note as she thrashed Danish player Sofie Holmboe Dahl in straight games in the opening match of the women's singles event here on Wednesday.

The fourth-seeded looked dominant throughout the match as she eased past Holmboe Dahl 21-15, 21-9 in a one-sided clash that lasted for 41 minutes.

 

Nehwal will now lock horns with Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt of Denmark in the second round.

Meanwhile, Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu also made a winning start by brushing aside Natalia Koch Rohde 21-10, 21-13 in a opening-round encounter that lasted more than 30 minutes.

The top-seed will square off with either India's Vaidehi Choudhari or Bulgaria's Linda Zetchiri for a place in the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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