Sports: Denmark Open: PV Sindhu returns to action with style, defeats Neslihan Yigit of Turkey

India’s Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist PV Sindhu on Tuesday made a winning return from a long break from badminton as she won her first-round match at the Denmark Open on Tuesday, beating Neslihan Yigit of Turkey in straight games.

PV Sindhu, who was on a holiday since the Tokyo Olympics finished in August this year, frolicked to a 21-12, 21-10 success against the Turkish adversary in the ladies’ singles first-round match played at court 3 at Odense Sports Park. It was a blended day for India in the BWF World Tour Super 1000 occasion as Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma too progressed in singles as did the duplicates pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty yet B Sai Praneeth and the copies pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy lost in the opening round of the fundamental draw.

Sindhu, who is positioned seventh in the BWF rankings when contrasted with Neslihan’s 28, was excessively solid for her adversary and took an early lead in the primary game. She kept up with her hold on the game and there were no first match butterflies as she ruled the second game as well, winning it on her subsequent game point.

Srikanth crushed countryman Sai Praneeth in straight games, winning the all-Indian issue 21-14, 21-11 out of 30 minutes. He kept a solid hold on the match from the beginning and didn’t permit Sai Praneeth many possibilities, procuring five match focuses in the match.

Sameer Verma crushed Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand 21-17, 21-14 out of 42 minutes the men’s duplicates pair of Rankireddy and Shetty subdued an extreme battle from the British pair of the English mix of Callum Hemming and Steven Stallwood 23-21, 21-15 of every 39 minutes and came to the following round where they will meet the Malaysian pair of Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin. The Malaysian pair had crushed India’s Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy 21-18, 21-11.

MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila crushed the English mix of Ben Lane and Sean Vendy 21-19, 21-15.

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