PV Sindhu delivered a scintillating performance to overcome Olympic champion Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-16 and clinch the title at the $325,000 India Open Superseries on Sunday. This was the ninth time both the players met and Sindhu got the better off the reigning World champion.
Get the highlights of PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin India Open 2017 final here.
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19:26 IST: That is it. Match point converted. Sindhu wins her second Super series title. Beats Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-16 in straight games to clinch the India Open title.
19:25 IST: Match point for Sindhu here. It is 20-16.
19:24 IST: Sindhu has improved her front play to a large extent. Extends her lead to 19-15.
19:23 IST: Marin goes for the challenge and gets a point back. It is 14-18 in Sindhu’s favour right now.
19:21 IST: Great smash! Sindhu is inching closer to the title. Leading 17-13 in the second game after winning the first game 21-19.
19:21 IST: Sindhu wants to change the shuttle but Marin says no. Indian leading 15-13 at the moment.
19:20 IST: Marin comes back and gets two back to back points. Reduces the deficit to three again.
19:18 IST: Clear five point advantage for the Indian. This is Sindhu’s match to lose from here on.
19:15 IST: The Indian takes four point lead at the break.
19:14 IST: Sindhu again drawing Marin to make a error. It is 9-7 in Sindhu’s favour now.
19:12 IST: Great rally but Sindhu has the last laugh. Leading 8-6 at the moment.
19:11 IST: Marin gets the smash right and now just one point away from drawing level.
19:10 IST: Marin is not the one to give up so easily. Reduces the deficit to three at the moment.
19:09 IST: Marin is feeling the heat at the moment. Great support for Sindhu on her home turf.
19:08 IST: Wonderful use of the body smash again by Sindhu. Leading 5-2 in the second game.
19:07 IST: Marin gets her first point in the second game.
19:05 IST: Good start by Sindhu in the second game. Three back to back points for the Indian.
19:03 IST: Another great smash from Sindhu and she takes the first game 21-19
19:02 IST: Game point for Sindhu
19:01 IST: Pushes Marin back with the smash and a lovely drop shot to come on level terms by Sindhu.