Indian shutter PV Sindhu gave a strong start to her Olympic campaign. She dusted off Israel's Senia Polikarpova in his first Group-J match and defeated him 21-7, 21-10. India's only challenge in the women's singles was won by Sindhu in just 29 minutes. Sindhu will now face Hong Kong's Chung Ngan Yi next. Let me tell you that in the first game, Sindhu completely dominated her Israeli opponent and won 13 consecutive points.
Sindhu continued to lead 11-5 at the interval of the game. Taking this lead, she won the first game 21-7 in just 13 minutes. Sindhu then played a strong inning in the second game to take an 11-4 lead at the game interval. Meanwhile, World No.58 Polykarpova pushed for a comeback but could not beat Sindhu. In the end, Sindhu also won the second game in just 16 minutes to hoist India's flag. World No.7 Sindhu easily qualified for the Tokyo Olympics as she was among the top ten players in the BWF rankings.
This time PV Sindhu is playing her second Olympics and has finished sixth in the women's singles. At the same time, she has been placed in Group J. Let me tell you that apart from Sindhu, Chung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong and Polikarpowa Senia of Israel have also been included in the group.