New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu put up an imperious show to beat top seed and world No 2 Carolina Marin in straight games to win her maiden India Open Super Series title in New Delhi on Sunday. It was a sweet revenge for Sindhu, who had gone down fighting to Marin at the Rio Olympics last year. The Indian girl breezed past her Spanish rival 21-19 21-16 in front of a partisan crowd at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.
The third seeded Indian dominated the match from the start to win the summit clash in 46 minutes.
The win also narrowed down Sindhu's head-to-head record against the Spaniard to 4-5. Sindhu had last defeated Marin in the BWF Super Series in Dubai last year.
Earlier, Viktor Axelsen of Denmark clinched the men's singles title beating Chinese Taipei's Tien Chen Chou in straight games.
Third seed Axelsen took just 36 minutes to edge past Chou 21-13 21-10 to claim his maiden India Open title at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.
There were, as expected, ecstasy and euphoria on Twitter, with congratulatory messages coming in from all quarters and thick and fast. Here is a collection of tweets:
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 2, 2017
— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) April 2, 2017
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 2, 2017
PV Sindhu beats Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-16 to win her maiden India Open Super Series title!
Revenge is a dish best served cold #RioOlympics
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 2, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 2, 2017
Takes a champion to beat a champion ! Salute to Sindhu 👐
— Siddhartha Basu (@babubasu) April 2, 2017
Superb win for Sindhu. Revenge is sweet. Now onwards to becoming No.1
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 2, 2017
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) April 2, 2017
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) April 2, 2017
— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) April 2, 2017
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 2, 2017
Congratulation @Pvsindhu1. You are precious. Jai hind...
— Mary Kom (@MangteC) April 2, 2017
— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) April 2, 2017
With PTI inputs.
Published Date: Apr 03, 2017 12:47 pm | Updated Date: Apr 03, 2017 01:24 pm