Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu started off her Indonesia Masters 2022 campaign with a win over Denmark’s Line Christophersen in the first round of women’s singles category at Jakarta on Wednesday.
Playing at court 1, Sindhu defeated her Danish counterpart by a margin of 18-21, 21-15, 21-11.
The match did not start well for the Indian as Sindhu lost the first game by the margin of 18-21. Sindhu bounced back in the next two games, winning them comfortably by margin of 21-15, 21-11.
Don’t worry PV Sindhu fans, she probably struggled with windy conditions in the first set but look at third set, total domination after being 3-6 down then 21-11 that means 13 of the last 18 points. #IndonesiaMasters2022 pic.twitter.com/QCfnqrS6dJ
— Shreya Jha (@B5Jha) June 8, 2022
In the Men’s singles category, India’s Lakshya Sen defeated Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus.
Playing in the court 3, Sen defeated his opponent by a margin of 21-10, 21-18. Sen dominated the match, sealing it by winning two games in a row.
DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2022
MS – Round of 32
21 21 Lakshya SEN
10 18 Hans-Kristian Solberg VITTINGHUS
in 38 minutes
— BWFScore (@BWFScore) June 8, 2022
On the other hand, Aakarshi Kashyap registered a first-round defeat against USA’s Beiwen Zhang, crashing out of the tournament.
Playing in court 1, Kashyap lost the match by a margin of 21-12, 21-11. Zhang was extremely dominant as she clinched the match by capturing two straight games.
Later in the day, Reddy B Sumeeth and Ashwini Ponnappa will be in action against Indonesian duo Hafiz Faizal and Serena Kani in the first round of mixed doubles.