Gurjit Kaur scored twice for India in their 2-1 win over China ©Getty Images

India’s Monika starred as the Indians secured back-to-back wins over China to continue their emphatic start to life in the women's International Hockey Federation (FIH) Pro League.

Monika won the player of the match award for her efforts in the 2-1 victory.

During her post-match interview, she said: "We just want to continue the momentum from the Olympics.

"We played well as [a] unit, and [we are] very happy as a team to get this win."

China was seeking redemption following a resounding 7-1 defeat, but a fourth quarter winner from Gurjit Kaur ensured India took the three points.

At first it seemed China were in for a long day once again when Kaur scored her first of the match from a right-sided penalty corner inside just three minutes.

India increased the pressure on their opponents with a tactical press which China could not break, but the women in red did enough to stop the team in blue from adding to the score.

Despite China improving in the second half, this rarely resulted in clear cut chances.

India’s Vandana Katariya offered the best attacking glimpse of the quarter with a surging run that resulted in a shot on target.

Goalkeeper Surong Wu had to get down low to her right to make a good save.

Shumin Wang offered China hope with an equaliser in the 40th minute.

India immediately battled back by winning two penalty corners after the goal but could not capitalise.

The same result occurred once the break finished when Shamila Devi was fouled, and India could not make use of the opportunity.

However, China could not keep out a fourth penalty corner since they scored, with Kaur securing her brace.

The remaining ten minutes saw China attempting to push for another equaliser, and India trying to kill the game off.

China conceded yet another penalty corner to give India the chance to bury any hope, but this was brilliantly saved by Surong Wu.

Meanwhile, India’s defence remained strong, and they managed to get over the line.

India’s quick start to their debut season means they are top of the table on goal difference whilst China sits bottom on goal difference - four goals behind Germany.

The Netherlands is second and Belgium is third, although the Belgians have played two more matches than India, the Dutch, Germany, and China.

The United States, Spain, Argentina, and England are yet to begin their women's 2021-2022 FIH Pro League campaigns.