Sindhu beats Michelle Lee to keep Indian hopes alive

BADMINTON-OLY-2016-RIO Sindhu beat Michelle Lee 19-21, 21-15, 21-17 | AFP

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu kept Indian badminton hopes alive at Rio Olympics as she beat Michelle Lee of Canada in a women's singles group match at Rio Olympics on Sunday.

Sindhu outplayed the Glasgow Commonwealth Games champion 19-21, 21-15, 21-17 to reach the pre-quarter.

The two-time World Championship bronze medallist had spanked Laura Sarosi of Hungary in her opening match on Thursday.

Earlier in another match Kidambri Srikanth beat Sweden's Henri Hurskainen 21-6, 21-18 to reach the men's singles pre-quarterfinals.

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