Sindhu cruises into French Open second round

Paris [France]: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu stormed into the second round of the women’s singles event at French Open crushing American Beiwen Zhang in straight games.

The world no. 3 Sindhu disposed of unseeded Zhang 21-17, 21-18 in a match that lasted 34 minutes. Interestingly, Sindhu had lost the opening round of the Denmark Open at the hands of the same opponent, last week.

The 23-year-old will now face Japan’s Sayaka Sato in the next round of the French Open.

Although the Olympic medalist got off to a winning start, it was curtains for Indian men’s doubles pair of Arjun M.R. and Shlok Ramachandran as they lost 14-21, 17-21 to Chinese pair of Li Junhui and Liu Yunchen in the opening round.