New Delhi: P V Sindhu becomes the second Indian to win the China Open Super series as she defeated China’s Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 to win the coveted title.
The Indian badminton player was quick on her feet and used her speed and agility to her opponent in the first half. Yu came back strong in the second half and gave a tough fight to Sindhu, matching her with aggression. After leading the game at the break in the second half, Sindhu failed to take advantage of her lead and Yu took the set away from her.
In the crucial third set, Sindhu took the lead early at the break again but refused to let it go this time. She scored consecutive 8 points on her way to the game point. After scoring the winning point, Sindhu roared and went on to celebrate with her mentors.
It is Sindhu’s maiden China Open title. The seventh seed player was in sublime form throughout the tournament and faced several tough opponents on her way to the final including The only Indian woman to win the title before Sindhu was Saina Nehwal who won it in the year 2014.