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Rio 2016: P V Sindhu starts with a win at Olympics

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Published on 11 Aug 2016 6:47 PM GMT

Rio 2016: P V Sindhu starts with a win at Olympics
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Rio de Janeiro: Two-time World Championship bronze medallist, P V Sindhu, on Thursday won her first match against Hungary’s Laura Sarosi at the ongoing Rio Olympics.

The ninth seed P V Sindhu defeated Sarosi in the women's singles competition by 21-8, 21-9 in a Group M match.

The match lasted for 27 minutes.

Sindhu will play next against Glasgow Commonwealth Games champion Li Michelle of Canada.

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The next match of preliminaries is scheduled on August 14.

Earlier, in the day Indian pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa faced a defeat from World Number 1 Japanese pair of Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsumoto.

The Group A opener match lasted 36 minutes.

A lack of coordination was also seen amongst the Indian pair of Jwala and Ponappa.

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