Saina Nehwal believes that PV Sindhu has a better chance of entering the finals while compared to herself.
Jakarta/Palembang: Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu had to put up a tough fight against World No 52 Vu Thi Trang of Vietnam before finally beating her and moving into the second round of the women's singles of the Asian Games. For Saina Nehwal, on the other hand, the entry to the second round was smooth.
Sindhu beat Vu 21-10 12-21 23-21 in 58 minutes. Sindhu suffered a scare before notching up a win in a hard-fought match.
PTI quoted Sindhu saying, "I did not take it easy but that was a very good match. It was anybody's game, each point was important. I was making too many errors. She was not leaving any shuttle. It was not allowing me to attack. There was drift here and there but we have to manage."
Sindhu was visibly upset when her smash during the second match point was called out by the line judge. Sindhu said that she was angry because she believed she deserved the point and the call could have cost her the match.
Saina, however, beat her opponent, Iran's Soraya Aghhajiagha, in just 26 minutes. She said that she had come prepared for Aghhajiagha after suffering a defeat at the hands of Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the team event.
Saina believes that Sindhu has a better chance of entering the finals while compared to herself.
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Last Updated Sep 9, 2018, 9:53 AM IST