Friday, August 19, 2022

Sindhu wins Singapore Open title

Star India shuttler PV Sindhu clinched the women’s singles title at the Singapore Open 2022 BWF Super 500 tournament after beating China’s Wang Zhi Yi in the final, here on Sunday.
World No 7 Sindhu took 58 minutes to defeat world No 11 Zhi Yi 21-9, 11-21, 21-15 and win her third title of the year.
Sindhu, a former world champion and seeded third in the tournament, started the final at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with purpose. After Zhi Yi scored the first two points of the game courtesy lucky deflections off the top of the net, Sindhu came roaring back to take the next 13 points on the trot before pocketing the opening game with ease to take the lead.
With the change of ends for the second game placing Sindhu against the drift, the momentum of the match seemed to turn as Wang Zhi Yi raced to a 6-0 lead before the Indian could get on the scoreboard. Despite Sindhu trying her best, Wang Zhi Yi easily took the second game to force a decider. The third game saw a thrilling start with both players exchanging intense rallies. Sindhu did manage to take a five-point lead into the break but with the Chinese shuttler poised to end the decider playing from the favourable end, there was still work to be done.
Sindhu fought tooth and nail to keep her nose ahead. The thinnest of margins decided each rally but eventually it was Sindhu who stood tall once the dust settled and won her first BWF Super 500 title.
President, PM, Sports Minister laud
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday congratulated ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu on winning her first-ever Singapore Open title.
“Heartiest congratulations to P.V. Sindhu for winning the Singapore Open 2022 tournament for the first time. Your resilience and enthusiasm are inspiring. May you continue to bring glory and pride to our country,” said the President of India in a tweet. According to Prime Minister Modi, Sindhu’s win is a proud moment for the country and her victory will inspire upcoming players. “I congratulate P.V. Sindhu on winning her first ever Singapore Open title. She has yet again demonstrated her exceptional sporting talent and achieved success. It is a proud moment for the country and will also give inspiration to upcoming players,” Modi tweeted. The Sports Minister felt that the star Indian badminton player is looking in great form with her third title of the year.
“A stunning performance by @Pvsindhu1 to clinch her first-ever #SingaporeOpen title with a 21-9, 11-21, 21-15 defeat of #WangZhi. With her third title of 2022, @PvSindhu1 is looking in great form!” said Thakur in a tweet.


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