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Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu opens her Olympics campaign with a win (Badminton)

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

India’s PV Sindhu cruised through her opening group match against Hungarian Laura Sarosi and won her maiden Olympic clash 21-8, 21-9 on Thursday.

Sindhu dominated right from the outset and never allowed her opponent to find any foothold in the match. Her smashes and cross court drop strokes were especially effective, as Sarosi struggled to find answers to Sindhu’s class.

There were very few nerves on display and the Indian kept the pressure and dictated terms right through.

The first set was an absolute rout as the Indian kept the pressure right through the game and sealed it through a flurry of drip strokes and then clinched it with a cross court smash. There was absolutely no pressure exerted by the Hungarian and Sindhu had an easy outing in the first game.

Sarosi displayed grit in the second game and played few good strokes to keep Sindhu honest, but the Indian found here groove once again and played some delightful strokes to seal the set and the match.

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