Sindhu Wins Indian Open, Beats World Champion In Finals
New Delhi: PV Sindhu has taken sweet revenge on Olympic and World champion Carolina Marin of Spain by beating her in straight sets 21-19, 21-16 in 47 minutes at the Indian badminton open super series here on Sunday. The 21- year old Sindhu played an impeccable, faultless and aggressive game.
This the second successive win for the Hyderabadi after winning the World Super series Finals in December 2016 over the top seed. Sindhu lost to Carolina in the Olympics final, 2016. The Indian open was won previously by only two Indians, Saina Nehwal ( Women’s Singles) and Kidambi Srikant (Men’s Singles).
Sindhu started the first game here in a brilliant note. After conceding the first point to the world champion, Sindhu scored six points in a row. Caroline managed to keep close to Sindhu and at one point led the Indian at 19-18. The Hyderabadi got the next three points to beat the Spaniard. The second game also started the same way with Sindhu scoring four points at a go. Carolina kept coming back but Sindhu increased the gap and won the second game in a relatively easy manner.
Sindhu has got a cheque of 24,375 dollars and Carolin was given a cheque if 12,350 dollars.
Sindhu also won Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow in January this year.