Sindhu in imperious form

PV Sindhu looks to be in great form at the Syed Modi International Championships after she cruised past qualifier Mukherjee Riya.

The 20-year-old Indian prodigy beat Riya 21-6, 21-7 in her first round match. She will next meet unseeded Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand in the second round.

Sindhu looks unstoppable at the moment after her triumph at the Malaysian Grand Prix last week.

Elsewhere, there were also straight-game wins for Bingjiao He, Ji Hyun Sung, Porntip Buranaprasertsuk, Maria Febe Kusumastuti and Kirsty Gilmour.

While Natalia Perminova, Iris Wang, Busanan Ongbumrungpan and Chia Hsin Lee were all forced to a third game before they were able to progress.