Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has made a place in the knockout stage by performing brilliantly in the Tokyo Olympics. In her second Group J match, Sindhu easily defeated Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi 21-9, 21-16. Sindhu, India’s only challenge in women’s singles, won the match in 36 minutes.
Sindhu will now take on world number 12 Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark, who has topped Group I, in the pre-quarterfinals. Sindhu’s win-loss record against Blichfeldt is 4-1. The Danish player registered her only win against Sindhu at the Thailand Open this year.
World No-7 Sindhu has made her record 6-0 against Cheung Ngan Yi. Earlier, Sindhu had also won five matches against Ngan Yi. In the first game, PV Sindhu completely dominated her opponent. The result of which was that Sindhu won the first game in just 15 minutes.
At the start of the second game, Sindhu took a four-point lead. But Ngan Yi made a brilliant comeback and went on to lead 11-10. Sindhu came back after the game break to take a 13-12 lead. After which Sindhu was seen playing with her full form, due to which Sindhu got 5 consecutive points and made the score 19-14. Eventually, Sindhu won the second game in 21 minutes to win the match.
Sindhu is also expected to win a medal in the Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu, who won the silver medal in the Rio Olympics, has a good start to the Olympics. Let us tell you that Sindhu, playing her first match on Sunday, easily defeated Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel 21-7, 21-10.
What did PV Sindhu say after the match?
Sindhu said after the match, ‘In the second game, I got the momentum and then won. It was a very quick fight and I made some mistakes too. I changed my strategy and was able to take control of things. This kind of test is important before a big match.
Sindhu said about the pre-quarterfinals, ‘It is not going to be an easy match. I have to recover well and come back strong. I have faced her (Mia Blichfelt) in a few tournaments, every point is going to be important. She is an aggressive player so I also have to show aggression.