PV Sindhu led India to Three-2 win over Hong Kong in Asia Badminton Championship © AFP
Olympic silver- medallist P V Sindhu led the ladies’s crew to an exciting Three-2 win over Hong Kong as India made a favorable get started within the Asia badminton Group Championship on Tuesday. With London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal pulling out of the event mentioning a groin harm, Sindhu proved her mettle as she first claimed the singles event after which blended with N Sikki Reddy to win the second one doubles sport right here. Sindhu recovered temporarily from her heart-breaking loss on the finals of the India Open remaining Sunday and received 21-12, 21-18 over Hong Kong’s Yip Pui Yin within the first singles.
Ashwini Ponnappa and Prajakta Sawant then performed their coronary heart out prior to shedding 22-20, 20-22, 10-21 to Ng Wing Yung and Yeung Nga Ting in a 52-minute first girls’s doubles conflict.
Younger Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli took the court docket in opposition to Cheung Ying Mei however her gallant struggle ended with a 19 -21, 21-18, 20-22 loss in the second one singles as India trailed 1 -2 after 3 of the five-match tie.
Sindhu then blended with Sikki and notched up a 21-15, 15-21, 21-14 win over Ng Tsz Yau and Yuen Sin Ying to equalise.
It in the end got here right down to the 3rd singles and Ruthvika Shivani Gadde recovered from a sport right down to outwit Yeung Sum Yee 16-21, 21-16, 21-13 to earn India the a very powerful win.
The Asia Group championship could also be a qualifier for the Uber Cup Ultimate with the semifinalists incomes the proper to play in Bangkok in Might.
On Thursday, India will tackle a powerful Japan, who boast of worldwide no.2 Akane Yamaguchi and reigning global champion Nozomi Okuhara.
Saina, who had recovered from an ankle harm to achieve the finals of Indonesia Masters remaining month, is perhaps overlooked.