After a difficult three-setter match against Vietnam’s Vu Thi Tran, PV Sindhu talks on her first round victory.
PV Sindhu survived a first-round scare as she overcame Vietnam’s Vu Thi Tran 21-10, 12-21 23-21 in an intense match. The match lasted 58 minutes, during which the Vietnamese shuttler looked dominating at times, while Sindhu committed sloppy mistakes, especially in the second game.
The Indian badminton star will now take on Indonesia’s Tunjung Gregoria Mariska in the second round at the Asian Games 2018. After a difficult first round-match, Sindhu admitted that she made mistakes throughout the game.
“I did not take it easy but that was a very good match. It was anybody’s game, each point was important. I was making too many errors.
“She was not leaving any shuttle. It was not allowing me to attack. There was drift here and there but we have to manage,” Sindhu reflected on the match.
“I was playing her for the first time but I never thought it will be an easy match. She did well,” she added.
Sindhu also talked about her second match point where her smash was called out by the line judge.
“I thought it was right. You can’t do anything about it. I was sure it was in. If there was a challenge, I would have asked for it.
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“I really got angry because it was a crucial point and I could have lost the match. If she had got two net chords, it was over. At crucial points, it (challenge) is very important,” insisted Sindhu.
In the other matches in badminton’s individual event, Saina Nehwal cruised past Soraya Aghhajiagha of Iran 21-7 21-9 in merely 37 minutes. Ashwini Ponappa and N. Sikki Reddy also advanced in the women’s doubles event, as they beat Hong Kong’s Ng Wing Yung and Yeung Nga Ting 21-16 21-15.
However, Rutaparna Panda and Arathi Sunil lost their first round clash to Thailand’s Chayanti Chaladchalam and Phataimas Muenwong 11-21 6-21.