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Tokyo Olympics: P.V. Sindhu makes winning start

The reigning world champion thrashed Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova in straight games in the women’s singles group J match
P. V. Sindhu in Tokyo on Sunday.
P. V. Sindhu in Tokyo on Sunday.
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PTI   |   Tokyo   |   Published 26.07.21, 03:02 AM

Reigning world champion P.V. Sindhu made a dominating start to her Olympic campaign, thrashing Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova in straight games in the women’s singles group J match here on Sunday.

The 26-year-old Indian, seeded sixth, beat the 58th-ranked Polikarpova 21-7, 21-10 in a lop-sided opening match.

“Even though it was an easy first match, I didn’t take it in an easy way. Every time, it is very important to be focused and be prepared for every single point in every single match,” Sindhu said after the match.

 “I know that I have worked hard and given all my heart all of these years and I think it’s time to show now. I’ve been working on my aggression and my technique and you will definitely see a different Sindhu.”

The world No. 7 Indian will next play Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi in the group stage. 



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