Sindhu cruises into Indonesia Open quarters

IMAGE: PV Sindhu hardly broke a sweat to win the second round clash against World No. 26 Germany’s Yvonne Li at the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

PV Sindhu outclassed Germany’s Yvonne Li to cruise into the women’s singles quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event in Bali on Thursday.


The reigning World champion, seeded third, hardly broke a sweat to win the second round clash 21-12, 21-18 against the World No. 26 in 37 minutes at the US$ 850,000 event.

Up against Li for the first time, World No.7 Sindhu looked completely in control from the beginning.

Such was her dominance that the two-time Olympic medallist took the first game with ease, winning seven consecutive points at one stage.

Li made a good recovery in the second game and it was more evenly contested. But Sindhu persisted and did not let the German gain an advantage over her.

Sindhu will take on the winner of the second round clash between Spaniard Beatriz Corrales and South Korea’s Sim Yujin in the quarters.

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