New Delhi: India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu has clinched her maiden Super 500 title of the season by defeating Zhi Yi Wang in the finals of Singapore Open 2022. With this win, she becomes the second Indian woman and third Indian shuttler overall to win the tournament. She won the match by a 2-1 margin.
The first game of the match saw something interesting and when Wang started off well by getting a 2 points lead. As Sindhu was 2-0 behind her opponent, she managed to secure 13 consecutive points to gain a lead of 13-2. The Chinese shuttler tried, but could not overcome the lead as Sindhu won the first game by 21-9. In the second game, it was Zhi Yi Wang who was looking quick and focused. She started off with a 6-0 lead as Sindhu also gave a few points off outsides. By the mid-game interval, the score stood 11-3 in the favour of the Chinese shuttler. The former world champion, PV Sindhu, tried her best but Wang managed to clinch the second game 21-11.
The third game was quite thrilling as it started off with both the players taking a small lead and equalising soon. By the mid-game interval, Sindhu managed to get a 5 points lead with a score of 11-6. Wang made a comeback and almost equalised with 12-11. Sindhu then scored three consecutive points to extend her lead. However, Wang again made a comeback and brought the score to 16-14. Sindhu needed a final blow, which came off in form of another 3 consecutive points, and she won the game 21-15.
As Sindhu achieved her third title of the season, her coach Park Tae-Sang was seen hugging her emotionally. The world number 7, cliched two Super 300 titles at Syed Modi International and Swiss Open this year.
PV Sindhu faced the world number 11, Wang in the All England Open earlier this year, and even there the result went in Sindhu’s favour. Her win against the reigning Asian Champion is a great sign ahead of the Commonwealth Games starting on July 28 in Birmingham.