SINGAPORE: Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu lifted the Singapore Open Super 500 trophy after outwitting Chinas Wang Zhi Yi in an intense womens singles final here on Sunday.
In a mistake-filled title clash, Sindhu managed to stay strong in the key moments to come up trumps against the 22-year-old Wang, the reigning Asian Championships gold medallist. The final scoreline read 21-9 11-21 21-15 in the Indians favor.
Playing on court 1, PV Sindhu won the summit clash by 21-9, 11-21, and 21-15. She was off to a great start, winning the first game by a thumping margin. Zhiyi made a comeback in a similar fashion in the next game, winning it by 11-21. In the decider game, the top Indian shuttler maintained her composure to win it 21-15 and win the title.
PV Sindhu advanced to the summit clash of the womens singles category of the Singapore Open 2022 by defeating Japans Saena Kawakami in the semifinals here in Singapore on Saturday.India’s PV Sindhu claimed the title as she beat China’s Wang Zhi Yi in three games 21-9, 11-21, 21-15.
PV Sindhu was at her most dominant in the game, as she warded off the Japanese challenge within two straight games 15-21, 7-21. The match lasted for 58 minutes.
This is Ms. Sindhus third title of 2022.
The title run will be a big boost for Sindhu, who will lead the Indian charge at the Commonwealth Games, starting July 28 in Birmingham.
This was her third title of the season — having won two Super 300 crowns in Syed Modi International and Swiss Open — and an addition to her brimming cabinet which has gold, two silver, and two bronze medals from the World Championships besides two Olympic medals.