Shuttler Sindhu beats Hungary’s Laura in women’s singles group tie

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11 (IANS) India’s P.V. Sindhu thrashed Hungarian Laura Sarosi 21-8, 21-9 in straight games in a Group M match of women’s singles badminton at the Rio Olympics here on Thursday.

The World No. 10 took just 27 minutes to wrap up the match against the No. 64.

In the first game, the 21-year-old Indian took a strong lead of 8-1 to extend it further to 11-5 in the mid-game interval. After the break, Sindhu’s domination continued as she clinched it 21-8 in 13 minutes.

In the second game, the Hungarian came back well to match Sindhu initially, before the Indian went ahead to make it 11-6 during the interval.

Sindhu then took six points on the trot building a strong 17-6 lead before conceding two points but established her supremacy to bag the game 21-9 in 14 minutes.



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