Jakarta, Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu enterd into the quarter finals after beating Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 21-12, 21-15 in the 18th Asian Games held here on Saturday.
Gregoria Mariska Tunjung smashed hard towards Sindhu, closing the gap on her to hit a shot. Sindhu 14-12 Tunjung.In the women’s singles round-16 match, third seed Sindhu defeated Gregoria Mariska Tunjung of Indonesia 21-12, 21-15 in a match that lasted for 34 minutes.
Sindhu’s powerful, speedy shots were put her opponent in trouble. Sindhu leads 11-4 in the second game against Indonesia’s Tunjung. Sindhu won the second game and collected a total of 25 service points.
Later, Tunjung started earned three points on the trot to make it 10-13 in the second game. Sindhu still had a three-point lead.
Earlier, Indian Shuttler Saina Nehwal progressed to the quarter-finals in the Women’s singles competition after beating Indonesia’s Fitriani 21-6, 21-14.
The Indonesian after being demolished in the first game, she fought back in the second game, and the scores settled at 18-14.
The old world no 10, Saina at the interval of the second game she took a lead 11-9. Earlier, Saina trailing 4-8, and later brought it to 9-9 before snatching the lead.Saina, never lost to Fitriani in the three meetings they have had so far.
India is looking for its first gold medal in the women’s singles in Asian Games, all eyes is on Olympic medal winners Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu.