Mumbai: Ace Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu Sunday scripted history by becoming the first from the country to win a World series final title. SIndhu was at her best in a real humdinger of a contest against Japanese Nozomi Okuhara as she walked away with the match 21-19, 21-17, winning the BWF World Tour Title.
Sindhu, who had finished second in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian games and World Championships, finally got the monkey off her back and broke her title jinx as she dominated Okuhara to win the match in straight sets.
In a battle that saw Sindhu lead convincingly in the opening game, Okuhara fought back to restore parity but the Japanese was made some errors at this crucial juncture to throw the game away.
The second game was more even but just as it looked like Okuhara had the upper hand, she gifted Sindhu points and confidence to stay in it and eventually close it out for the win.
Sindhu had twice lost in the final of the World Championship and was runner-up in last year’s season finale
Sindhu had earlier beaten Ratchanok 21-16, 25-23 in a captivating semi-final on Saturday.
Interestingly, Sndhu had beaten Okuhara to win Silver for India at Rio Olympics.
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