Sindhu, Saina win first round of the Badminton Asia Championships 2022

Saina Nehwal, the London Olympics bronze medalist, had to battle hard for a 21-15 17-21 21-13 victory over Sim Yujin of South Korea and Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei put two-time Olympic medalist Sindhu to the test

Sindhu, Saina win first round of the Badminton Asia Championships 2022
Image: PV Sindhu at Asia Championships 2022. Credits: @Badminton_Asia (Twitter)

On Wednesday, Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal held off a stiff challenge from their opponents in the first round of the Badminton Asia Championships, while Lakshya Sen and B Sai Praneeth were defeated. The Badminton Asia Championships 2022 are being held in Muntinlupa, Philippines.

Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei put two-time Olympic medalist Sindhu to the test, but the fourth-seeded Indian battled back from a game down to win 18-21 27-25 21-9 in a marathon women's singles first-round match.