PV Sindhu delighted to win maiden India Open Super Series title

Janie Parker
April 3, 2017

Marin had earlier staved off a staunch challenge from the fourth seeded Akane Yamaguchi of Japan to win 21-16, 21-14 in 40 minutes.

Marin hasn't won a tournament post her historic gold medal at the Rio Olympics a year ago and she has been battling an injury that has forced her to skip some events and pull out of the final of one (German Grand Prix).

Sindhu, the world No 5, weathered a fightback from Sung, the world No 4, before winning 21-14 18-21 21-14 to the cheers of a packed audience at the Siri Fort auditorium.

Marin has beaten Sindhu five times in the past and only lost thrice, but the Indian, who lost in Rio Olympics final, will be confident after having defeated the Spaniard in the Dubai World Superseries Finals late a year ago.

The third seed took 36 minutes to floor Chou 21-13, 21-10 to claim his maiden India Open title. She might know my game and I might know hers, we both will have this feeling that we won against each other. Sindhu entered the break with a 11-4 advantage as her low lift at the net proved too much for the Korean. Both Sindhu and Marin had dropped just one set on their way to the final and were looking strong contenders.

In a show great show of grit, Sindhu never let Marin dominate the match.

Sindhu felt the pressure as Marin equalised at the 16-point mark and for the first took the lead at the next point.

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Third seed PV Sindhu won the Yonex Sunrise India Open super series by beating top seed Carolina Marin 21-19 21-16 in the finals.

Marin did try to make a comeback late in second game but it was little late as Sindhu took five match points. She also played well.

In the third game, Sindhu was back on her rhythm and a 5-1 lead seemed a flawless start to the deciding game.

"It was a good match overall".

Men's doubles: Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/ Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo [4] (Indonesia) Ricky Karandasuwardi/Angga Pratama [6] (Indonesia) 21-11 21-15.

As Sung hit the net at matchpoint, Sindhu pumped her fists and the celebratory roar in the stands would just not stop. Seventh-seeded Japanese pair of Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yomenoto won the Women's Doubles title.

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