India top shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal advanced to the second round of the women’s singles competetion in Super Series badminton tournament today at Hong Kong.
PV Sindhu Susanto Yulia Yosephin in women’s singles competition at the Hong Kong Super Series badminton tournament on Wednesday.
2016 Olympic silver medallist Sindhu eased past Susanto Yulia Yosephin of Indonesia 21-13, 21-16, Saina overcame Thai Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 12-21, 21-19, 21-17 in 56 minutes.
World No.6 Saina’s battling win over World No.12 Porntip will give her a lot of confidence as it was only the second tournament she is participating since her knee surgery in August.
The illustrious Indian accepted that she was surprised with her performance on the day. “I am very surprised with this victory #Second tournament after the recovery from knee surgery and through to the second round,” she wrote on Twitter.
In the second round, she will face Japanese Sayaka Sato, who moved past Chinese Taipei’s Chiang Mei Hui.
Sindhu will meet Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Ya Ching, who stunned South Korean seventh seed Sung Ji Hyun 20-22, 21-14, 21-19.