PM Narendra Modi congratulates PV Sindhu after her win over China’s Wang Zhi in Singapore Open

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Highlight

  • He won his first Super 500 title for the year 21-9, 11-21 and 21-15.
  • The 27-year-old from Hyderabad entered the match with a 1-0 lead over Wang.

After PV Sindhu’s win against China’s Wang Xie in the women’s singles final of Singapore Open 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the shuttler, saying her victory would inspire the upcoming players. .

Modi tweeted, “I congratulate PV Sindhu on winning her maiden Singapore Open title. She has once again displayed her exceptional sporting talent and achieved success. It is a proud moment for the country and more to come. Will inspire players too.”

He won his first Super 500 title for the year 21-9, 11-21 and 21-15.

Indian shuttler Sindhu had won two Super 300 titles this year at the Syed Modi International and the Swiss Open. In the semi-final match, she registered an easy 21-15, 21-7 win in a 32-minute clash.

The 27-year-old from Hyderabad entered the match with a 1-0 lead over Wang after beating the Chinese in his only meeting at the All England Championships this year.

Sindhu put up another stellar performance to clinch her third World Tour title of the season.

The toss played a major role in the match and the drift in the hall made life difficult for the shuttlers.

Wang’s decision to choose the side put her in an advantageous position as she played against the Drift after the final change.

However, Sindhu managed to keep her nerves to limit errors and emerge victorious in the end.

After losing the first two points, Sindhu used her reach to get the shuttle early, played some fine angled returns, and finished one winner after another to stay ahead in the opening game.

Playing against the drift, the Indian got a chance to play his shots while Wang hit wide and long.
Sindhu scored 11 consecutive points to level 11-2 in the middle of the game.

The Indian player maintained his firm grip on the match after the resumption and ended the opening game swiftly.

The second game, however, turned out to be a forgettable affair for Sindhu as Wang, now on the better side of the court, showed his skill.

The Chinese were soon ahead 11-3 after Sindhu repeatedly sent the shuttle long.

Sindhu tried to use a spinning net shot to make a comeback and use the gap on the court, but the points were low as Wang continued to advance.

At 8-15, Sindhu failed to settle a weak comeback with her opponent on the floor. In the end, a jump smash helped Wang earn a 10-game point and converted it in his second attempt to make a strong comeback.

The match came alive in the decider as the two played some long rallies.

While Wang initially looked upbeat, Sindhu was patient and after an opening 5-5 duel, played a brilliant smash and then ended a long rally with an entertaining drop shot to leave her opponent on the floor.

The Indian took a five-point advantage at the interval after making another superb cross-court smash from a deep forehand corner.

Finally back on the better side after the final change, Wang reduced the deficit to 11-12 with Sindhu’s mistakes.

However, the Indian managed to set up a four-point advantage with a decent follow-up shot.
Wang played some great drops and hold-and-wash pushes to get the Indian’s neck breathable.

However, a cautious Sindhu made an attacking return on her rivals’ forehand and reached 18-14 before sending Wang over the net.

Just two points away, Sindhu struck long before hitting a smash to end an emphatic rally and bagged five match points.

Sindhu threw her arms in the air in celebration while Wang hit a wide.

Sindhu, who will lead India at the Commonwealth Games starting July 28 in Birmingham, will have a big advantage in the title race.

It was his third title of the season – winning two Super 300 crowns at the Syed Modi International and the Swiss Open – and in addition to his illustrious cabinet, which has one gold, two silver and as many bronze medals, in addition to the World Championships. Two Olympic medals.

(Inputs PTI)

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