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Dubai World Super Series Finals: PV Sindhu beats Sayaka Sato to enter knockout stage

PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Dec 15, 2017, 8:59 am IST
Updated Dec 15, 2017, 8:59 am IST
PV Sindhu now has two wins from as many matches, same as World No. 2 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi. (Photo:AP)
 PV Sindhu now has two wins from as many matches, same as World No. 2 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi. (Photo:AP)

Dubai: Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu notched up a comfortable straight-game win to make it to the knockout stage but Kidambi Srikanth slumped to his second consecutive loss to crash out of the Dubai Super Series Final on Thursday.

World No. 3 Sindhu took just 36 minutes to outplay Sayaka Sato of Japan 21-13 21-12 and register her second straight win at the USD 1 million event.

The 22-year-old Indian yesterday defeated World No. 9 He Bingjiao of China in her campaign opener.Thus, Sindhu now has two wins from as many matches, same as World No. 2 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi. And both of them have booked a berth each at the knockouts in women's singles. Sindhu and Yamaguchi will clash with each other in their last and final Group A match on Friday.

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