PV Sindhu wins Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Title 2014

first_imgTwo-time World Championship bronze medalist P V Sindhu from India, on November 30, 2014, lifted her first title of the season by successfully defending the USD 120,000 Macau Grand Prix Gold trophy after seeing off Kim Hyo Min of Korea in the women’s singles finals in Macau.At the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Sindhu faced tough competition from Kim, who had come into the finals after beating seventh seed Chinese Yu Sun but the experienced Indian held her nerves to stave off the challenge from the Korean.Sindhu slowly started to decode her rival’s game and not only clawed back at 6-6 with deceptive net play but led 7-6.Sindhu dominated the long rallies after the break and caught Kim at the forecourt twice.She also earned points with her soft taps to rush to 19-9 when Kim failed to return a net shot. The Korean earned a couple of winners with her cross court returns but Sindhu soon reached the game point after making Kim run to four corners of the court.A long fierce rally ensued which Sindhu won after pushing the shuttle at the back of the court. Sindhu earned a healthy four match-point lead when Kim failed to return a shot. Sindhu had lost the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold final to fellow Indian Saina Nehwal in January, 2014.last_img

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