Asian Games: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu Make Winning Start at Incheon

Updated: 20 September 2014 12:21 IST

The entire tie lasted under one-and-a-half-hour as Indians outplayed their rivals with clinical precision.

Asian Games: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu Make Winning Start at Incheon
File photo: Saina Nehwal opened the proceedings for the team and hardly broke a sweat before thrashing Kit Ieng Wong 21-6 21-4 in just 21 minutes. © AFP

Incheon, South Korea:

Star shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu hammered their respective rivals in straight games as India opened their Asian Games' badminton campaign with a 3-0 triumph over Macau to enter the women's team event quarterfinals in Incheon on Saturday.  (Day 1 Live Blog | Schedule | Medal Tally)

The entire tie lasted under one and a half hour as Indians outplayed their rivals with clinical precision. Saina opened the proceedings for the team and hardly broke a sweat before thrashing Kit Ieng Wong 21-6 21-4 in just 21 minutes. (Asian Games: Jitu Rai wins gold)

Sindhu was the next player in and she was also in rampaging form, beating Teng Iok U 21-8 21-9. Sindhu, who won a bronze medal in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, took just 24 minutes to wrap the issue in her favour.

In the doubles match, N Sikki Reddy and Pradnya Gadre faced some stiff challenge from Zhibo Zhang and Rong Wang before prevailing 21-16 21-17 in the 32-minute contest.

Topics : Badminton Asian Games 2014
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