Thailand Open: Sindhu and Srikanth make impressive starts by winning the opening round

Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth make impressive starts at the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament by winning the opening round. Sindhu showed great discipline and focus to see off world no.12 Busanan 21-17 21-13 in the women’s singles opener.

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. Sindhu will face either Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun or Soniia Cheah in the second round.

“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.

In men’s singles, former world no.1 Srikanth won against another Thai player Sitthikom Thammasin 21-11 21-11 in 37 minutes.


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