BWF World Championship: PV Sindhu through to the third round
PV Sindhu beat Eina Kjaersfeldt in three setter 11-21,21-17, 21-16 in the second round of the BWF World Championship played at Jakarta. It was not a convincing performance by PV Sindhu as she was out due to injury and got a bye in the first round.
In the first game Eina began off very well taking a 4-0 lead. PV Sindhu looked out of sorts and played some loose shots. Eina took the advantage of it and played some excellent badminton. Sindhu took 4 points but Eina took the control of the match and led 11-6 at the interval. After the interval PV Sindhu made a lot of unforced errors and gave too many points. PV Sindhu lost the first set 11-21.
In the second game PV Sindhu and Eina started off very well taking 1 point each. PV Sindhu slowly came back into his own but made mistakes in the second game too. PV Sindhu got ahead by 4-2 but Eina came back and equaled at 7-7. PV Sindhu then took 3 successive points to take 10-7 lead. At the interval PV Sindhu led 11-9. After the interval PV Sindhu again made a lot of errors and from 14-10 up Eina came back and reduced the gap by only at 15-13 in favor of PV Sindhu. She smashed her opponents and took the second game 21-17.
In the deciding game both players started off very well taking 1 point each. Eina then took 3 successive points for a 4-1 lead. PV Sindhu then cameback and equaled the score at 4-4. Both the players were playing some good badminton. At 8-9 Eina played an excellent drop shot to equal the score at 9-9. The next point PV Sindhu played an excellent drop for 10-9 lead. At the interval PV Sindhu led 11-9. At 13-9 PV Sindhu misjudged the shuttle and a point was given to Eina, the next point PV Sindhu hit it out for 11-13 led for the Indian. At 14-12 PV Sindhu hit a powerful smash for 15-12 lead. At 16-14 PV Sindhu hit another drop shot for a 17-14 lead. Eina then cameback and hit a powerful smash. At 18-15 Sindhu hit a shot down the line and the next point she hit a smash. PV Sindhu won the game 21-16 and the match.
She will now face a tough task in the next round as she face Chinese opponent Li Xuerui.