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Indonesia Open 2023: PV Sindhu sails into prequarters, set to face Taiwanese nemesis; Treesa-Gayatri crash out

Indonesia Open 2023: PV Sindhu registered a win over home favourite Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in her opening round to reach into the round of 16. She won the contest by 21-19, 21-15.

Indonesia Open 2023: India’s star shuttler PV Sindhu on Tuesday outclassed local favourite Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in her opening round of the Indonesia Open World Tour Super 1000 in Jakarta. After bowing down in the first rounds in her previous two editions, Sindhu made a return to form with straight-game wins over Tunjung. She won the contest 21-19, 21-15 in 38 minutes to set a round-of-16 clash with her Taiwanese nemesis.

Sindhu made a comeback into the game after trailing 7-9 in the opening game. She took full advantage of three errors from the Indonesian to lead 11-10, before eventually clinching the game 21-19. The 27-year-old then carried her flow in the second game, fending off her opponent 21-15.

This is Sindhu’s first win over Tunjung in the last three attempts, having been on the losing end at the Madrid Masters final and Malaysian Masters semifinal earlier this year. Sindhu now holds an 8-2 record against her.

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