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. Â (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.