India’s double Olympic medallist superstar PV Sindhu reached the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 on Thursday after a straight-set win over Germany’s Yvonne Li. Sindhu, who is seeded third, took 37 minutes to record a 21-12, 21-18 win over her German opponent in the women’s singles second-round clash.
Up against Li for the first time, world No.7 Sindhu looked completely in control from the beginning. Such was her dominance that the two-time Olympic medallist took the first game with ease, winning seven consecutive points at one stage.
Yvonne Li made a good recovery in the second game and it was more evenly contested. But Sindhu persisted and did not let the German gain an advantage over her. Sindhu will take on the winner of the second-round clash between Spaniard Beatriz Corrales and South Korea’s Sim Yujin in the quarterfinals.