The reigning world champion, seeded third right here, hardly broke a sweat to win the second-spherical conflict 21-12, 21-18 in opposition to the world No. 26 in 37 minutes on the USD 850,000 occasion.
Up in opposition to Li for the primary time, world No. 7 Sindhu seemed fully in management from the start.
Such was her dominance that the 2-time Olympic medallist took the primary recreation with ease, profitable seven consecutive factors at one stage.
Li made a very good restoration within the second recreation and it was extra evenly contested. But Sindhu continued and didn’t let the German achieve a bonus over her.
Sindhu will tackle the winner of the second-spherical conflict between Spaniard Beatriz Corrales and South Korea’s Sim Yujin within the quarterfinals.