PV Sindhu creats history, wins maiden BWF Tour Finals title, beat Nozomi Okuhara of Japan

Dec 16 2018 12:47 PM
PV Sindhu creats history, wins maiden BWF Tour Finals title, beat Nozomi Okuhara of Japan

PV Sindhu once again scripted history on Sunday as she beat Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight games to lift her first ever BWF World Tour Finals title in Guangzhou, China.

Rio Olympic silver-medallist Indian continued her rich vein of form to mark a 21-19, 21-17 win over Okuhara in a awe-inspiring summit showdown of the women's singles event that lasted a little over an hour.

Earlier The 23-year-old Sindhu finished as runner-up in the last edition of the tournament. Now she got off to a positive start as she took an early 4-1 lead over her Japanese rival then, Okuhara rebounded sturdily to take back-to-back points and close the gap a little to 5-7 in opposition to Sindhu.

The famous Indian shuttler grab the match's first extended rally to take the lead of 10-5 ahead of Okuhara made a radiant comeback to draw level at 16-16 not in favor of Sindhu. But Sindhu then broke Okuhara's run of consecutive points before in the long run clinching the opening game.

In the second game, the Hyderabadi shuttler yet again made a rocking start to take a 3-0 lead, but she then made a mistake to permit Okuhara to draw level at 7-7 and the Japanese player won an extraordinary rally to trail Sindhu by just two points, but she after that made back-to-back unforced fault to ultimately set aside the Indian to take the trophy home.

 

 

 

 

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