July

Kirsty wins in Jakarta

Kirsty Gilmour got her campaign at the Indonesian Open off to the best possible start today with a comprehensive win over Lyanny Mainaky.

Gilmour, facing her Indonesian opponent for the first time, wasted no time in exerting her authority on the match.

Racing into a 7-1 lead the Scot maintained her advantage throughout the first game before taking it 21-15 on her second game point.

A slower start to the second saw the players briefly tied at 2-2, but from that point on there was no stopping Gilmour as she won the game 21-5 on her first match point to set up a second round test against Spain’s Carolina Marin or Sayaka Sato of Japan.

Speaking afterwards she said: “I felt good on court today. There's always some wind to contend with in this hall but I managed to figure it out and gain a lot of confidence in the second set that gave me good momentum.

“Tomorrow will be Carolina or Sato. I’ve beaten both of them in the past but they are great players so I'll have to bring my A-game regardless.”

Gilmour has won two of her previous three meetings with the Japanese, having beaten her two years ago at the Indonesian Open as well as on her way to the final of the London Grand Prix Gold in 2013.

But she has a less favourable record against Marin with her only win in seven meetings coming in the final of the 2014 Spanish Open.

Full results from Indonesia at www.tournamentsoftware.com