World Badminton Championship: PV Sindhu Enters Third Round, Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa Bow Out

PV Sindhu, seeded 11th, took 40 minutes to prevail over Russian opponent Olga Golovanova 21-12 21-17 in her second round singles match at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen.

updated: August 27, 2014 20:43 IST
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File photo: PV Sindhu in action at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.


Copenhagen: India's teen sensation PV Sindhu stormed into the third round of the World Badminton Championship with a straight-game victory over Olga Golovanova of Russia in her women's singles match here on Wednesday.

The men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy B stunned the 15th-seeded Japanese duo of Hirokatsu Hashimoto and Noriyasu Hirata 21-19 21-19 in 44 minutes to advance to the third round.

However, it was curtains for the women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa after they lost their second round match to the fifth-seeded Chinese combination of Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao without putting up a fight.

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