P V Sindhu captured the Singapore Open Super 500 title on Sunday after defeating China’s Wang Zhi Yi in an exciting women’s singles final. In a hard-fought title match, Sindhu came out on top 21-9 11-21 21-15 versus Wang, the defending Asian Championships gold medalist, who managed to stay strong in vital moments.
The title run will be a huge boost for Sindhu, who will lead the Indian charge at the Commonwealth Games, which begin on July 28 in Birmingham. This was her third championship of the season, following two Super 300 victories at the Syed Modi International and Swiss Open, and it added to her already crowded cabinet, which includes a gold, two silver, and two bronze medals from the World Championships, as well as two Olympic medals. (PTI)
The two-time Olympic medalist dominated the first game before falling short in the second. The match went to a final, and Sindhu came back magnificently to win her first Super 500 title of the year 2022. Wang Zhi Yi fought valiantly till the end, but Sindhu’s early edge in the final game was critical to the latter’s triumph. Sindhu advanced to the finals after defeating Japan’s Saena Kawakami 21-15, 21-7 in a 32-minute semi-final match.