Sindhu advances to second round

Top seed P.V. Sindhu advanced to the second round of the Indonesian Masters after coming through a three-gamer against Gregoria Mariska unscathed.

The Indian shuttler, fresh from her victory at the Macau Open last week, was made to work for her victory by her Indonesian opponent, but eventually booked her place in the last 16 with a 21-16, 19-21, 21-12 victory.

Indonesian second seed Maria Febe Kusumastuti had a much easier time in her match, beating compatriot Intan Dwi Jayanti 21-10, 21-16.

Third seed Kim Hyo Min advanced by virtue of a 21-13, 21-19 victory over Aurum Oktavia Winata, while Lindaweni Fanetri, the fourth seed this week, trumped Yin Fun Lim 21-15, 21-18.

Malayasia's fifth seed Jing Yi Tee also had little trouble booking her spot in the second round, beating Jauza Fadhila Sugiarto 21-16, 21-16.

Kim's Korean countrywoman, seventh seed Jang Mi Lee, came through a marathon encounter against another local player, Susanto Yulia Yosephin, eventually winning 14-21, 21-14, 21-17.

The final match involving a seed on Wednesday saw Singapore's eighth seed Xiaoyu Liang claim a 21-12, 21-15 win over Dinar Dyah Ayustine.

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