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PV Sindhu stuns Carolina Marin in straight games to win India Open

Sindhu routed Marin in straight games 21-16, 21-19 to win the India Open badminton tournament.

SNS | New Delhi |

India’s Olympic silver-medalist PV Sindhu avenged her Rio defeat as she routed two-time World Champion Carolina Marin in straight games 21-19, 21-16 to win the India Open badminton tournament at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi on Sunday.

Sindhu started cheerfully in the front of home crowd as she sealed the first game by 21-19 in a hard-fought 22-minute-stretched game.

Although the Spanish shuttler gave a neck-to-neck competition in the first game, she appeared nervous in the end. Marin smashed the shuttler outside and gave away two points back-to-back.

In the second game, the 21-year-old Indian was vying for the game point with a five-point advantage. Sindhu dominated and won the second game in 25 minutes.

Earlier in the semi-final, Sindhu defeated Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun by 21-18, 14-21, 21-14.

The spectators in Delhi witnessed action-packed badminton on Sunday as other finals also ended with great zeal.

Danish shuttler Viktor Axelsen clinched the men’s singles title after beating Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan by 21-13 21-10 in the final.

Japanese pair of Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto claimed the women’s doubles title, while China’s Kai Lu and Yaqiong Huang won the mixed doubles title.

In the men’s doubles final between the Indonesian pairs, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo edged Ricky Karandasuwardi and Angga Pratama in straight games (21-11, 21-15).