Top Indian shuttlers P V 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 in Bangkok 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.
The win took Sindhu’s head-to-head count against Busanan to 11-1. The only time the Indian lost to the Thai player was at the Hong Kong Open in 2019.
HIGHLIGHTS | @Pvsindhu1 takes on Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan as she seeks redemption after her first round loss last week.#HSBCbadminton #BWFWorldTour #ToyotaThailandOpen pic.twitter.com/CfFRwRIj6y
— BWF (@bwfmedia) January 19, 2021
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