Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal sailed into the second round of the Singapore Open with straight-game wins over their respective rivals in the women’s singles event on Wednesday. Sindhu took just 27 minutes to get the better of Indonesia’s Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky 21-9, 21-7 in a one-sided match.
She will next play Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark. In another match, sixth seed Saina defeated another Indonesian in Yulia Yosephin Susanto 21-16, 21-11 to book her place in the next round. Saina will next meet the winner of the match between young compatriot Mugdha Agrey and Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong.