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P V Sindhu wins 2016 China Open Badminton women’s title
- By Shalini Gupta |
- Sunday, November 20th, 2016 |
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P V Sindhu turns into the second Indian to win the China Open Super series. She defeated China’s Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 to win the tournament. The Indian badminton player was very quick in her footwork and flexibility to defeat her opponent in the first game.
Yu was not able cope up with Sindhu’s speed and was getting behind with her points in the second game. But the situation changed in the second game as Yu gave a tough fight and strongly started earning points. Yu checked Sindhu’s points. Sindhu was leading the game at the break in the second half, but could not utilize it with points. Yu then took the chance and take away the game from Sindhu.
In the final third set, Sindhu took the lead of points at the break again but remained serious this time. She scored successive 8 points on her way to the match point. At last came the vital time when Sindhu roared and started celebrating her triumphant with her coach.
It was Sindhu’s maiden ‘China Open’ title. Sindhu reached her maiden ‘Super Series’ final in the year 2015 at Denmark, but could not succeeded as she lost against 2012 Olympic champion Li Xuerei of China. P V Sindhu, the 7th seed player was in great performance all through the tournament and confronted a number of tough opponents on her way to the final match including Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea and He Bingjiao of China.
Saina Nehwal was the only Indian to win the title before P V Sindhu in the year 2014.