Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
August 16, Thursday 2018 1:21 PM       

       HEADLINES: Stranded girl seeks help via Facebook                                              Shutters of Aruvikkara dam raised                                              Let contentious issues, extraneous debates not distract us: Prez's I-Day message to the nation                                              Modi says corrupt, black money hoarders will not be spared                                              ‘Sleeping elephant’ woke up, India to lead world growth for three decades: PM Modi                                              Scotland Yard returns 12th century stolen Buddha statue to India on I-Day                                              Trump Tower operators sued over water release into river                                              Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll rises to 38                                              Former India captain Ajit Wadekar no more                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SPORTS Next Article: Tennis: Serena suffers career's worst loss to Konta  
       Badminton World C'ship: Sindhu breezes into third round
         Posted on :19:15:10 Aug 1, 2018
       Last edited on:19:15:10 Aug 1, 2018
         Tags: Badminton World C'ship, Sindhu
Nanjing [China]: Rio Olympics silver-medalist PV Sindhu got past her Indonesian opponent Fitriani Fitriani to book her place in the third round of the ongoing Badminton World Championship here at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old thrashed Fitriani 21-14, 21-9 in a one-sided clash that lasted 35 minutes.
Starting the first game on a steady note, both Sindhu and Fitriani were evenly poised with 1-1 points each.
After moving neck-to-neck in the initial stage, the Indian shuttler started to accelerate and collected two consecutive points to make the scorecard read 6-4 in her favour.
Sindhu collected some quick points owing to a few unforced errors from the Indonesian player and by the mid-interval Indian shuttler was leading the game 11-6.
Amid long rallies and angular drop shots, Sindhu won the first game 21-14 without breaking much sweat on the court.
The second game started on a thrilling note with a long rally which was eventually won by the Indian shuttler.
Coming back strongly, the unseeded Indonesian player took the lead for the first time in the game.
Targeting the corners of the court, Sindhu raced ahead with a lead of three points. By the mid-game interval, the score was 11-5 in the favour of Sindhu.
Displaying complete dominance over her Indonesian opponent in last few minutes, Sindhu registered a convincing 21-9 second game victory to move ahead in the tournament.
Sindhu is most likely to face ninth seed Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea for a place in the quarter-finals.
In other matches of the day, ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth overcame unseeded Pablo Abian of Spain 21-15, 12-21, 21-14 to move into the third round of the tournament.
While Indian shuttler HS Prannoy crashed out of the tournament following a 21-8, 16-21, 15-21 loss to unseeded Brazilian Ygor Coelho in the second round, Sameer Verma defeated Lucas Corvee of France 21-13, 21-10 in just 38 minutes to enter the second round.
In women's doubles event, Indian challenge came to an end after Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy lost to the second-seeded pair of Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota from Japan 14-21, 15-21.
Next Article: Tennis: Serena suffers career's worst loss to Konta
Former India captain Ajit Wadekar no more  
I am yesterday's man looking for next champion: Bindra  
Unfair to say India are dependent on Kohli: Sangakkara  
13 players including Sanju Samsom served show-cause notice  
David Silva bids adieu to International football  
Kohli's plea to fans: Never give up on us  
Indian batsmen's troubles mental, not technical: Kohli  
Lord's Test: Stiff back keeps Kohli off field  
Messi to lead FC Barcelona for new season  
Jayaram enters Vietnam Open final  
Neeraj named India's flag-bearer for Asian Games opening ceremony  
Rathore asks athletes and officials to behave responsibly during Asian Games  
BCCI case: SC dumps `one state one vote` policy  
Pogba keen to leave United for Barcelona  
I will come back stronger: PV Sindhu  
Ball tampering, abuse threatening for cricket's DNA: ICC chief  
Anderson, Djokovic to pair up for Rogers Cup  
India stun Argentina in U-20 COTIF Cup football tourney  
Lakshya looks to continue impressive run at Vietnam Open  
Bindra, Ganguly lend support to new sports talent hunt campaign  
Bopanna skips Rogers Cup to save shoulder for Asian Games  
Can't take five days off before Test series: Gavaskar  
Sindhu loses final yet again, settles for silver at World Championships  
India lose first Test against England by 31 runs  
Would love to be Australian vice-captain: Hazelwood  
Do you think people took lightly government's warnings in flood-prone areas?
no opinion
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy