Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu clinched her maiden Super Series Premier title after edging out Sun Yu of China in the finals of the USD 700,000 China Open badminton tournament in Fuzhou, China on Sunday.
Sindhu, who became the toast of the country after becoming the first Indian women to win a silver at Rio Games, continued her rampaging run as she lifted the prestigious title after beating Sun 21-11 17-21 21-11 in the summit clash that lasted an hour and nine minutes.
It was a tough match for Sindhu, not just because of the quality of her opponent, but also because the entire crowd was backing Sun, a home favourite. Every winner by Sun brought the roof down while Sindhu's winners were treated with pin-drop silence. It was a battle of concentration, patience and skill and Sindhu came out in flying colours.
Here's how the sporting fraternity reacted to another famous win for Indian badminton's new poster girl.
@Pvsindhu1 you super star,congratulations 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😀😀 Superb game !👍🏼😊— Ashwini Ponnappa (@P9Ashwini) November 20, 2016
Crazy semifinal.Great final.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) November 20, 2016
Another milestone for @Pvsindhu1. Higher and higher. Wish you many more— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 20, 2016
Supergirl Sindhu has won the China Open; only the second Indian to have won it. Our pride, our shining star, many more accolades to you! 🏆!— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) November 20, 2016
PV Sindhu becomes the 3rd Non-Chinese in 30 years to win the China Open.— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) November 20, 2016
Yeaaaaaah Sindhu. What a great year she's having! You go girl 🏆🇮🇳 #PVSindhu— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) November 20, 2016
Congratulations Sindhu , and thank you , once again you have made all of us proud .— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) November 20, 2016
Kudos, Sindhu! Many more titles to come.
(With PTI inputs)