Sunday, P V Sindhu won the Singapore Open Super 500 by beating Wang Zhi Yi. Sindhu beat Wang, who was the current Asian Championships gold medalist, even though she made a lot of mistakes. The Indians won 21-15, 21-9, and 11-21.
After beating Wang in the All England Championships, the 27-year-old from Hyderabad was up 1-0. With another strong performance, Sindhu won her third world tour title.
The shuttlers had a hard time because of the drift in the hall. Wang’s choice of side after the last change of ends helped her play against the drift. Sindhu made few mistakes and kept her cool to win.
Sindhu used her reach to get the shuttle early and won the first game with some great angled returns. When the Indian played against the drift, Wang missed his shots, but he was still able to take his own. Sindhu scored 11 straight points to give her team an 11-2 lead at the half. As soon as the game started again, the Indian quickly won the first game.
Wang, who was on the better side of the court, beat Sindhu in the second game. China went up 11-3 because Sindhu hit some big shuttles.
Sindhu tried to catch up by hitting a spinning net shot and leaving gaps in the court, but Wang kept pulling ahead.
Sindhu didn’t make a good return when her opponent was down 8-15. Wang made a quick comeback with 10 game points and a leap smash.
There were long rallies in the deciding game. After a 5-5 tie, Sindhu beat Wang with a great smash and a beautiful drop shot.
With a forehand cross-court smash, the Indian had a five-point lead at the half. After the last end change, Wang cut Sindhu’s lead to 11-12.
The Indian got four points with a good follow-up shot. Wang put pressure on the Indian by using drops and pushes that looked like holds.
Before Wang scored, Sindhu returned a forehand to move to 18-14. Sindhu hit long before smashing to end a rally and get five match points.
Sindhu was happy about Wang’s miss. Sindhu will be in charge of India at the Commonwealth Games, which start in Birmingham on July 28.
This was her third win of the season, after winning the Syed Modi International and Swiss Open Super 300 titles. She also has a gold medal, two silver medals, and two bronze medals from the World Championships.
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