PV Sindhu overcame a stiff resistance from World Champion Carolina Marin to clinch the India Open women's singles title played out at the Siri Fort stadium on Sunday. Sindhu won the title clash by defeating her Spanish opponent with the score of 21-19 and 21-16 in two straight sets.
Sindhu who had lost to the Spanish badminton queen in the title clash at Rio Olympics extracted sweet revenge to win the India Open Superseries title in front her home fans.
In front of a partisan home crowd at the Sirifort Sports Complex, the third-seeded Indian dominated the match from the start to win the summit clash in 46 minutes.
PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin addressed a press conference after the match.
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The win also narrowed down Sindhu's head-to-head record against the Spaniard to 4-5. Sindhu had last defeated Marin in the BWF Super Series in Dubai last year.
With this victory, we can say that for long India didn't have a worthwhile successor to the great Prakash Padukone, the likes of Gopichand and A Gupta. Chetan Anand and Vimal Kumar were tough competitors but nobody proved to be a world beater for long. Sindhu dubbed as a giant killer has matured into a world champ material along with Saina
The two shuttlers had last met in BWF Super Series where Sindhu managed to conquer past Carolina 21-17, 21-13 in 46 minutes to enter the last four stage.
PV Sindhu's major titles include:
2016 Rio Olympic Silver Medal
BWF World Championship 2013, 2014
Bronze medal China Open 2016
Malaysia Masters 2013 and 2016
Macau Open 2013,2014,2015
Syed Modi International 2017