India’s PV Sindhu won the Singapore Open 2022 title on Sunday with a nail-biting win over China’s Wang Zhi Yi. Sindhu won the first game 21-9 in a dominating fashion but lost the second game 11-21 to see the match moving to the decider. In the final game, Zhi Yi gave a tough fight to Sindhu but the latter’s early lead played a crucial role in her win. Despite a good comeback, Wang Zhi Yi remained short of Sindhu’s score and lost the final game 21-15, thus losing the match as well.
The win also helped Sindhu maintain her unbeaten record against Wang Zhi. The two had first played each other in the All England Open this year where Sindhu had won the match. Sunday also saw a similar result as a dominating Sindhu bagged her first Super 500 title of the year. Meanwhile, it is Sindhu’s third title of the ongoing season after winning the Syed Modi International and Swiss Open BWF Super 300 titles.
Soon after her win over Wang Zhi Yi on Sunday, PV Sindhu started trending in India. Check out the wishes for Sindhu that flooded social media:
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 17, 2022
We have #PVSindhu A champion.
PV Sindhu is running riot in Singapore.this is her first Super 500 title of 2022 #RETWEET this TWEET if you agree #Trending #INDvENG #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/7E4FacNnV9 https://t.co/MTzY1ojwVO
— Sanatani by roots. (@ashok_fernandes) July 17, 2022
Another day of pride for the country as @Pvsindhu1 claims gold at the Singapore Open.
Controlled aggression at its best.
Well done! Here is wishing many more to follow.
— General Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) July 17, 2022
Shuttler PV Sindhu wins the final of the Singapore Open
Proud day for
Congratulations on winning the maiden Super 500 badminton title of the season @Pvsindhu1 Wishing you more strength! #PVSindhu #SingaporeOpen2022 #NariShakti #KheloIndia #Badminton pic.twitter.com/vuXwsILwjO
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) July 17, 2022
And the champ brings good news for India and makes us proud once again !@Pvsindhu1 defeats China’s Wang Zhi Yi to clinch her maiden #SingaporeOpen2022 !
Super Congratulations #PVSindhu !
Great game !
You inspire millions !#badminton pic.twitter.com/5ZDUtr0HeY
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) July 17, 2022
Absolutely amazing for Sindhu as this marks her rd Title in 2022 pic.twitter.com/n97YElTGPO
— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) July 17, 2022
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) July 17, 2022
— Shant (@move123456789) July 17, 2022
P V Sindhu added another feather to her cap by winning the #SingaporeOpen
Congratulations on making the nation proud and once again showcasing the spirit of a champion!!#SingaporeOpen2022 #PVSindhu pic.twitter.com/0dlQs98Xur
— MK SRIVASTAVA (@manksri3) July 17, 2022
— Parikshit Rana (@ranaparikshit_) July 17, 2022
The match between Sindhu and Zhi Yi lasted for 58 minutes. Both the players showed their brilliance during the match but Zhi Yi’s first-game loss kept Sindhu in the driver’s seat for long. Meanwhile, Sindhu also didn’t take it all for granted and kept pushing harder to remain ahead in the match.
To enter the final, Sindhu had defeated Saena Kawakami of Japan 21-15, 21-7 in a 32-minute semi-final match, while her opponent Wang Zhi Yi had registered a straight-games victory over Aya Ohori of Japan. The Chinese player had won with identical scores of 21-14.
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