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Indian Badminton News: Who are the Indians to win the Singapore Open (Men & Women)?

As PV Sindhu becomes only the second Indian woman to win the Singapore Open, we take a look at other Indians to win the Super 500 Tournament.

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Koushik Biswas
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The latest Indian Badminton news is that PV Sindhu now has become the second Indian woman to win the Singapore Open. She defeated China's Wang Zhi Yi in the final by a scoreline of 21-9, 11-21 and 21-15 to win her first-ever Super 500 tournament. Before her, there were two more Indians who had achieved the same feat of winning the tournament. In the latest India Badminton news, we will bring you the names of those Indian shuttlers to win the Super 500 series tournament.

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Indians to win the Singapore Open

#1 Saina Nehwal | 2010

Saina Nehwal - The first Indian to win the Singapore Open in 2010 | Indian Badminton News | Sportz Point

India's player Saina Nehwal poses with the plaque and 15,000 US dollar cheque after winning the Singapore Open Super Series 2010 on June 20, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMAN

The former World No.1 Badminton player and One-time Olympic medalist created history when she won the Singapore Open in 2010. She was the first Indian player to win the tournament. Saina defeated Tai Tzu-Ying of Chinese Taipei in straight sets. The final score of the match was 21-18 and 21-15. Post the glorious success Saina went on to win the Padmashree Award of Govt of India 2010 and the Rajiv Khel Ratan Award Govt of India 2010 (Highest sport award of Govt of India). Saina also won the Indonesia Open, and India Grand Prix that year.

#2 B Sai Praneeth | 2017

Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth pose on podium of the Singapore Open 2022 final. Praneeth won his first-ever super series tournament. | Indian Badminton News | Sportz Point

Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth pose in the Singapore Open 2022 final. Praneeth won his first-ever super series tournament. Image - The Hindu

In 2017, Sai Praneeth achieved what no Indian male Badminton player was able to achieve earlier. He became the first-Indian male shuttler to win the Singapore Open Tournament. The occasion was more historic as this was an all-Indian final that Sai Praneet won against then promising Kidambi Srikanth. Praneeth defeated Kidambi by a scoreline of 17-21, 21-17, 21-12. This was Praneeth's first major International title.

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#3 PV Sindhu | 2022

PV Sindhu | Indians to win the Singapore Open (Men & Women) | Badminton News | Sportz Point

PV Sindhu with the Singapore Open 2022 Tittle

PV Sindhu is the latest on the list of Indians to win the Singapore Open Tournament. The 27-year-old Badminton player defeated China's Wang Zhi Yi to win her first-ever Super 500 Tournament. This was Sindhu's 3rd title of 2022 and she is looking confident to win medals at the Commonwealth Games as well. Moreover, this was Sindhu's 18th career title which already makes the two-time Olympic medalist the most successful Indian Badminton player ever.

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