Sports Sindhu Wins

Shuttler P.V. Sindhu in action against Ruthvika Shivani G. during the 82nd Senior National Badminton Championship 2017 at the Divisional Sports Complex in Nagpur Nov. 7. Sindhu won her match against He Bingjiao in the Dubai Superseries Dec. 13 and will advance to the next round. (IANS photo)

DUBAI — Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth began their campaign at the season-ending World Superseries Finals in contrasting styles at the Hamadan Sports Complex here Dec. 13.

While Sindhu defeated He Bingjiao 21-11, 16-21, 21-18 in an hour and four minutes in her Group A opener, Srikanth fell to Danish world champion Viktor Axelsen, who took only 38 minutes to register a 21-13, 21-17 win in Group B.

Three-time World Championships medalist Sindhu will meet Sayaka Sato of Japan Dec. 14.

Sato lost to compatriot Akane Yamaguchi 12-21, 19-21 in 31 minutes on the opening day.

Srikanth will face Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien Chen in his next match.

Chou Tien lost to Chinese Shi Yuqi 19-21, 17-21 in 31 minutes Dec. 13.

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