Singapore : Indian Open champion and fifth seeded PV Sindhu today entered the second round of the ongoing Singapore Open Superseries tournament.

Singapore, Apr 12 (UNI) Indian Open champion and fifth seeded PV Sindhu today entered the second round of the ongoing Singapore Open Superseries tournament. Earlier in the month, Sindhu had clinched the Indian Open title however, she bowed out of the Malaysia Open. The Hyderabadi shuttler despite losing the first game, made a great comeback to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the ongoing tournament. Sindhu lost the first game 10-21 however, she won the second game 21-15. In the third and final game, Sindhu once took a lead of 16-8 however, here Japanese opponent fought back to make the score 2014. Okuhara then took six crucial points to make the score 20-20 but the Rio silver medalist's experience came into play in the death moments as Sindhu bagged another couple of points to settle the issue in her favour 22-20. On the other hand, Rituparna Das suffered defeat in the women's singles and bowed out of the tournament. In the Men's Singles, Sai Praneeth entered the pre-quarterfinals after beating Denmark's Emil Holst of Denmark 17-21, 21-7, 21-19.
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