Two-time World Championship bronze medallist P V Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition after notching up a dominating straight-game win over Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying at the Rio Olympics 2016. The 21-year-old from Hyderabad outclassed eighth seed Tai 21-13 21-15 in a 40-minute pre-quarterfinals clash. She will next take on China's Wang Yihan, the London Olympics silver-medallist.
Here is a look at her profile:
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, born on July 5, 1995, is an Indian badminton player. On 10 August 2013, Sindhu became the first ever Indian women's singles player to win a medal at the World Championships.
In 2015, She received India's fourth highest civilian honor Padma Shri awarded on 30 March 2015.
She broke into the top 20 in the Badminton World Federation rankings which were released on 21 September 2012.
Sindhu is currently representing India in Rio Olympics 2016 and she will be facing China's Wang Yihan, the London Olympics silver-medallist.