P.V Sindhu defends Macau Grand Prix Gold Title

P.V Sindhu defeated Kim Hyo Min of Korea to lift first title of the season.

P.V Sindhu


Two-time World Championship bronze medal winner P.V Sindhu lifted her first title of the season by successfully defending the USD 120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold trophy after defeating Kim Hyo Min of Korea in the women’s singles finals in Macau.

World No. 11 Sindhu beats Kim 21-12 21-17 in the summit clash that lasted 45 minutes at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion on Sunday.

Sindhu said to in the press conference after wining her 2nd successive Macau Grand Prix ,”It was a good win. She played really well. I knew it won’t be easy. She had beaten some good players coming into the finals. The scoreline might say it was a straight game win but it was tough. I am happy I could play my game and I am happy with my performance.”

“It has been a good year for me. I beat some very good players and won some important medals in big events such as World Championship and Asian Games. I will look to work harder and do better next year,” she said.

After suffering from several losses this year, Sindhu said: “There are some defeats which will always bother you as a player like the loss at Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. At Glasgow, gold medal was for the taking but I could not do it.”

“Also at Asian Games, I could have won but I guess that is part and parcel of the game. Good thing is that I came back to do well at the World Championship,” she added.

Chief National coach Pullela Gopichand said, “It is a good win for Sindhu. She played really well. I think she has been very consistent throughout the year. She beat some good players such as Michelle Li and Busanan (Ongbumrungpan) getting into the finals. The Korean also beat Sun Yu to get into final. More importantly what she showed on court was good. She was sharp.”

We have seen her play in Korea. She played in the Asian Games. She had beaten P C Thulasi. We knew she is good. She had beaten some good players like (Nichaon) Jindapon. It was a tough match and a good quality match. Both the players played brilliantly,” he said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished P.V Sindhu in a tweet.

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