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Uber Cup 2022: PV Sindhu-led India ease past Canada in opening tie

By ANI

Bangkok: India thrashed Canada by a margin of 4-1 in their first Uber Cup Finals 2022 tie here.

Both the teams, part of Group D of Uber Cup, had an intensely fought battle which saw India dominating most of the proceedings.
World No. 7 PV Sindhu started off things against Michelle LI. The first game of tie was a closely fought one, with Sindhu prevailing 21-17. However, in the second game, things were more one-sided as Sindhu defeated LI 21-10 to seal the match.

Then, the duo of Shruti Mishra and Simran Singhi took on Rachel Honderich and Kristen Tsai. The first game was extremely close-fought, with the Canadian duo taking it 21-19. Honderich and TSAI also won the second game 21-12 to win the match.

Aakarshi Kashyap locked horns with Wen Yu Zhang in the third match. Zhang took the first game by margin of 21-17 to gain an early advantage over Kashyap. However, Kashyap bounced back to win the next games 21-18 and 21-17.

The fourth match saw the Indian duo of Tanisha Crasto and Treesa Jolly battle it out against Catherine Choi and Josephine Wu. Crasto and Jolly walked off as winners with a comfortable win by 21-9, 21-15.

Finally, Ashmita Chaliha took on Rachel Chan. Chan won the first game 21-12, however, Chaliha bounced back with 21-11 in second round to make things even. Chaliha also took away the final game 22-20, sealing the win for her country in the final match.

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