Singapore Open 2022: Sindhu becomes the second Indian woman to win the tournament

PV Sindhu defeated PR China's Wang Zhi Yi in a 58-minute-long Singapore Open 2022 final match to win her first Super 500 title in her career.

Koushik Biswas
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Indian Badminton star P.V Sindhu won her 3rd Tournament of the year. She defeated PR China's Wang Zhi Yi in a 58-minute-long Singapore Open 2022 final match. The final score was 21-9, 11-21, 21-15.

It was Saina Nehwal in 2010 when she had become the first-ever Indian woman to win the title. Now, with this victory, the 2-time Olympic medalist has become the second Indian woman to clinch the title.

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Sindhu started the match well against the current Asian Champion Wang Zhi Yi. The first game was an easy affair for her. Although everyone was expecting a great fight from the start of the match, Sindhu's rally and drop shots were found to be good enough for the Indians to go 1-0 up in the match.

However, the current Asian champion was never someone to let the match go easily as she fought her way back into the match. Sindhu looked below average as the second game of the Singapore Open 2022 went to Wang Zhi Yi. The Asian Champion had 6 consecutive points in the game as well.

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In the final and third game of the match, the fans saw some terrific shuttling as both the players went toe to toe against each other. Once, Sindhu, had a 5 points lead in the game. However, Wang pulled the advantage back to 2 for Sindhu. But Sindhu's determination and long rallies were making the Chinese hover around the court. Then few smashes into the corners of the court were good enough for the Indian Badminton star to win her 18th Career-Title.

Post-match Sindhu said she is very happy that she won her first Super 500. However, she is now focusing on Commonwealth Games and would love to finish on the podium there as well.

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