Rio 2016: Shuttler PV Sindhu beats Hungary's Laura in women's singles group tie

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11: India's PV Sindhu thrashed Hungarian Laura Sarosi 21-8, 21-9 in straight games in a Group M match of women's singles badminton at the Rio Olympics here on Thursday.

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The World No. 10 took just 27 minutes to wrap up the match against the No. 64.

Rio 2016: Shuttler PV Sindhu beats Hungary's Laura in women's singles group tie

In the first game, the 21-year-old Indian took a strong lead of 8-1 to extend it further to 11-5 in the mid-game interval. After the break, Sindhu's domination continued as she clinched it 21-8 in 13 minutes.

(India's Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa pair loses)

In the second game, the Hungarian came back well to match Sindhu initially, before the Indian went ahead to make it 11-6 during the interval.

Sindhu then took six points on the trot building a strong 17-6 lead before conceding two points but established her supremacy to bag the game 21-9 in 14 minutes.

IANS

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