Badminton: PV Sindhu creates history by winning Singapore Open title for the first time

Indian star beats Chinese challenge 21-9, 11-21, 21-15 in Singapore Open final

India’s star badminton player PV Sindhu has once again illuminated the name of India. Sindhu created history by winning her third and first Singapore Open title of the season. The Indian star defeated the Chinese challenger 21-9, 11-21, 21-15 in the final of the Singapore Open.

In the final held on Sunday, Sindhu, who reached the final of a tournament after almost four months, defeated world number 8 Ji Yi Wang. Earlier he had won the Swiss Open title in March this year. He had earlier registered a 21-15, 21-7 win over lower-ranked Saina Kawakami of Japan in 32 minutes in the semi-finals. This is his first Super 500 title of the 2022 season. Talking about the final, a tough match was played between the two. As easily as Sindhu won the first game, she lost the second game as easily, but in the third game it was seen that both were face to face for the title.

Talking about the game, Sindhu took a comfortable 21-9 victory in the first set. In the first game, Wang had taken the lead with the first 2 points, but after that Sindhu put pressure on the Chinese player by scoring 11 points in a row. After this, after losing the first game easily, the Chinese challenge made a strong comeback in the second game by defeating Sindhu to make the match exciting. Both the players looked aggressive from the start of the decider’s third game after the draw. The Indian star bounced back from trailing 2-3 and took a 4-3 lead. After this, Sindhu took the lead of 9-6 to 11-6 and took a strong lead of 5 points. However, after this, Wang narrowed the gap by scoring two consecutive points and at one point Sindhu’s lead was reduced to 12-10. Seeing the narrowing of the lead, Sindhu took a more aggressive approach and hit a strong smash and took a lead of 4 points. Sindhu forced the Chinese player to make a mistake by applying pressure and won the third game 21-15 to win the title as well.

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