Badminton star P.V Sindhu won her third title this year. She defeated China’s Wang Zhi 21-9, 11-21, 21-15 in a match-winning performance at the Singapore Open final on Sunday. She became the second Indian women’s shuttler and the third Indian overall to win the coveted title. Before Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth have lifted the Singapore Open titles in 2010 and 2017 respectively.
The 27-year-old badminton star will be high on confidence after the title win as she will be leading India at the Commonwealth Games, starting 28th July in Birmingham.
The two-time Olympic medallist was right on the money from the beginning of the match as she collected 13 straight points to win the first game in 12 minutes. Wang made a strong comeback in the second game as she defeated Sindhu in 18 minutes. In the decider, Sindhu held her nerve to seal her maiden title in Kallang.
“Getting this title means a lot, this would give me a lot of confidence, this will take me to another level. The whole week, a couple of matches were in three games, some were in two. But each match was important from the start. Now it’s time to relax a bit and focus on the Commonwealth Games. This is just the start, but it’ll give me a lot of confidence,” Sindhu said after the win.
Ever since Sindhu got into the semi-finals, the entire nation began praying for her to win the title. She got tremendous support in the stadium during all her games with the crowd chanting her name in all games. Sindhu is the only woman athlete from the country to win two Olympic medals. She won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics 2016 and won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2021. The ace shuttler will be looking to continue her good run by winning another medal in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham set to begin on 28th July.
Here’s how Twitter celebrated their star shuttler as she came out triumphant at the event.
Keep shining, Keep inspiring! ??
Brillaint and Fantastic Performance by badminton Star @Pvsindhu1. Congratulations for winning first Super 500 Title of 2022 at the Singapore Open.#PVSindhu #SingaporeOpen2022 pic.twitter.com/nogvVzBR3K
— Siddharth Patel (@isiddharthpatel) July 17, 2022
Congrats on the win @Pvsindhu1
— Ananda Banerjee (Web3.0-Defi Copywriter) (@A_B_boying) 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
Yay .@Pvsindhu1 you beauty .. what a game !!!
take a ?????
— Aartii (@ImchefAarti) July 17, 2022
— Harmeet Singh Kalka (@hskalka) July 17, 2022
— Anushmita?? (@anushmita7) July 17, 2022
Congratulations #PVSindhu for winning gold medal ? in women's singles at #SingaporeOpen2022. #ABVPkkshahmaninagar wishes you more success in the future.@pvsindhu1 @abvpgujarat @abvpvoice https://t.co/q5RQLdXnfK
— Abvpkkshahmaninagar (@Abvpkkshah) July 17, 2022
— Ranendra Pratap Swain (@rajaaswain) July 17, 2022
Sky is the limit for her ???
— … (@peepingmoon__) July 17, 2022
— Amrita Bhinder ?? (@amritabhinder) July 17, 2022