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BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu starts campaign with a clinical victory

December 01, 2021 05:46 PM

Bali, Reigning world champion PV Sindhu started her challenge at BWF World Tour Finals with a straight sets win over Denmark’s Line Christophersen here on Wednesday.

In the first game, Sindhu started off well and held a 2-0 lead. Christophersen challenged her in the rallies but the she maintained her cool and took 5-3 lead by attacking every corner on the court.

Then, the Dane equalized the scores at 6-6. Though Christophersen held brief leads at 7-6 and 8-7, but Sindhu went into the mid-game break with a 11-8 lead.

Christophersen committed couple of errors as her returns fell wide, Sindhu took advantage of it and secured a handsome 15-8 lead. The ace Indian shuttler maintained her momentum through the end and sealed the opening game by 14-21.

After the change of sides, Christophersen played better than the first game as she tried to put pressure on Sindhu with a slight 4-2 lead. Sidhu was 9-7 up thanks to her lovely smashes and drops shots.

Christophersen then took 4 points in a row to level the scores at 10-10. Later Sindhu lifted an amazing cross-court forehand shot and went into the interval with the scores reading 11-8.

Sindhu forced the Dane to commit errors and earned a 15-13 lead. Christophersen, meanwhile, tried to force a deciding game, but the Indian was too good and she pulled away to complete a 21-14, 21-16 win.

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