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PV Sindhu, two-time Olympic medalist, won her second women’s singles title at the Syed Modi International Badminton Tournament recently.  It was expected to be a one-sided women’s singles match between world number seven Sindhu and world number 84 Yuva Bansod, and it did.

PV Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medalist, won her second women’s singles title at the Syed Modi International Badminton Tournament recently.  Top seed Sindhu did not break a sweat, beating Bansod 21-13, 21-16 in the title match. The final lasted only 35 minutes. This is the second Syed Modi crown for former world champion Sindhu since she added the BWF World Tour Super 300 event in 2017.

Sindhu’s power-packed play
 

Sindhu made good use of her extensive experience and skills as it was very difficult for Bansod to adapt to the opponent’s game from the very beginning.

The Tokyo Olympics silver medalist jumped to a 7-0 lead within seconds. She made good use of height and reach on the ice shuttle to extend his lead to 11-1 at the break.

After the break, Bansod tried to lift her game and collect a few points to fill the gap, but it did not match very well with Sindhu, ending the first game with complete ease.

However, the second game, Bansod created a great match as she tried his best to elevate the game and she did that too but it was not enough to challenge Sindhu’s class.

Sindhu used her height to mix her smashes with pinpoint drop shots, and Bansod failed to defend it as the Olympic medalist jumped to an 11-4 lead at the break.

Earlier, seventh seed Ishan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Krasto defeated their compatriot T Hema Nagendrababu and Srivedya Gurazada in straight doubles to clinch the title. Bhatnagar-Crosto defeated unseeded Indian pair 21-16, 21-12 in the 29th minute of the summit.

Earlier, the men’s singles final between Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout was declared ‘no match’ after one of the finalists tested positive for COVID- 19.

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Ashly T Manoj is a recent graduate in English Language and Literature from St Mary's College Thrissur. She is currently accomplishing her Post graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from Chetana College of Media and Performing Arts. She is astoundingly interested in sports and content formation.

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