Super Sindhu conquers Marin to win her maiden India Open title

PV Sindhi India Open

PV Sindhi India Open

Sung exploited Sindhu's relative weakness at the net, and took a large percentage of her points with a series of drop shots which were out of her opponent's reach. The same reflected in Delhi's gallery yesterday. Sindhu won the India Open Super Series tournament in New Delhi on Sunday, defeating Marin 21-19, 21-16.

An exuberant PV Sindhu after winning the match.

But Sindhu, rising a wave of confidence, didn't flinch.

While Marin did mount a bit of a comeback, taking herself to within three points of Sindhu at 13-16, the Indian took advantage of the Spaniard's unforced errors, to maintain a healthy lead. We were locked 19-all in the first game, but then I just managed to race ahead. While the India Open had long eluded her, Sindhu was expected to be one of the favourites going into the contest.

Moreover, Saina showed her experience as she dictated the pace of the game. Sindhu delivers an important smash at Marin's body to make it 17-16 lead, but again Marin comes back to level terms. Badminton lovers looked forward to watch the quarter final between Sindhu and Saina out of excitement. The long rallies, in fact, drained both the players.

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After the first six points, it was a closely fought encounter between the two of the world's best shuttlers. She followed it up with another powerful stroke and the game was over, match sealed.

The two shuttlers have faced each other nine times at BWF tournaments in the past and Carolina holds the edge over Sindhu with a 5-4 head-to-head record. "My back injury also stopped me from playing more but after this week, I am confident of doing well in week to come". When it was 20-20 in the second, it was anybody's game.

"At 19-19 it could was anybody's game but I won the points after that".

Earlier third-ranked Marin, 23, had an easy semifinal outing to outplay Japan's Akane Yamaguchi, seeded fourth, 21-16, 21-14.

They called it the "battle of the decade" also the "clash of the titans", but the scoreline will fail you to believe Rio silver medalist PV Sindhu ran through her finals but that was not to be. This season, she guided the Chennai Smashers to the title win at the Premier Badminton League (PBL). But it's getting better.

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