Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu beats Malvika Bansod- India’s ace Badminton star PV Sindhu’s long wait for a BWF title has now ended after the 26-year-old clinched a straight-games win in the final of the Syed Modi International. Up against the unfancied Malvika Bansod, Sindhu brought her A-game forward to seal the title with a 21-13, 21-16 win. The Syed Modi title is Sindhu’s first since her BWF World Championship win back in 2019. Follow Sindhu vs Bansod LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN
Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu ends title jinx, wins low-key finals to register 1st title victory since 2019
PV Sindhu was at her very best on Sunday as she romped to a straight games win over young Malvika Bansod in the final of the Syed Modi International. The two-time Olympic champion took just 35 minutes to seal the title in her favour in a display of superiority and class in Lucknow. The win was Sindhu’s first BWF title since 2019 and her first at the Syed Modi International in five years.
While Sindhu is well above the heights of a BWF Super 300, the win in a rather low-key event will do her confidence the world of good having fallen short far too many times in recent tournaments. The 26-year-old won the bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, and reached the semi-finals of the Indonesian Open, the French Open and the World Tour Finals last year, failing to seal the title in any of the events.
As for young Malvika Bansod, the 20-year-old gave a good account of herself in a back against wall clash versus PV Sindhu. Malvika impressed with her placement and made Sindhu work hard for her win, especially towards the end of both games. It has been great couple of weeks for the Indian prodigy who defeated Saina Nehwal last week, and the 20-year-old will look to build on further.
- Game. Set. Match. PV Sindhu wins 21-13, 21-16 to win Syed Modi International.
- Sindhu seals match point with a fine review. Leads 20-15.
- Malvika adds two more points to her tally, reducing the deficit to 19-15.
- Sindhu just two points away from title win, leads 19-13.
- Bansod makes a late push with four straight points; Sindhu leads 17-12
- Sindhu takes three straight points to swell her lead to 16-8.
- Bansod continues her bright start after the break, takes three straight points. Sindhu leads 13-8
- Sindhu continues to stay in front, leads 13-5 after the interval.
- Sindhu continues to step up and make the most of Bansod’s mistakes, leads 11-4 at the interval.
- The No.1 seed continues to fox Bansod with her repertoire of strokes, leads 7-3.
- Sindhu continues to maintain advantage, leads 5-2 in game 2.
- PV Sindhu starts game 2 in fine style, goes 2-1 ahead after early exchanges.
- Sindhu seals the game on her third attempt, wins Game 1 21-13.
- Sindhu takes back to back points and gains the game point. 20-11
- Bansod rallies to take three of the next five points. Sindhu leads 20-11
- Sindhu continues to dominate, leads 16-8
- Bansod slowly growing into the game, reduces the deficit to 7 points. Sindhu leads 14-7.
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- 1-7, Bansod finally off the mark
- 6-0 Sindhu dominate as expected, makes lightwork of youngster Bansod
- 5-0 to Sindhu, Bansod unable to find a break
- 3-0 to Sindhu, Bansod facing stiff challenge against Classy Sindhu
- Sindhu leads 1-0 against Bansod
- Sindhu to serve, warm up under for both Sindhu and Bansod
- PV Sindhu makes her way on to the court at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium – 1
- World No.7 PV Sindhu faces 84th ranked Malvika Bansod. The two players will face off for the first time in their careers.
- Sindhu has dropped just a single set in the BWF tournament — Last 4 matches
- A win at the Syed Modi International is crucial for PV Sindhu not only because of the USD 150,000 prize, but to end her drought of titles at the BWF level.
- Sindhu will be itching to set the record straight after so many near misses in 2021. Sindhu had last won a BWF title in 2019.
- She had last won the World Championship 2019 in Basel. She made it to the finals of the World Tour Finals but lost in the final. Her last BWF title was WTF in 2018.
- Malvika Bansod will face a stiff challenge against Sindhu despite notching wins in her last 3 games. She had earlier defeated Saina Nehwal at India Open.
PV Sindhu Finals LIVE: Road to Syed Modi Badminton Finals
- Sindhu defeated Russia’s Evgeniya Kosetskaya 21-11 in the semi-final clash that lasted for minutes. The Russian opponent retired in the second game and as a result, Sindhu progressed to the finals of the tournament.
- Sindhu outclassed the sixth-seed Supanida Katethong 11-21, 21-12, 21-17 in a quarterfinal clash that lasted for one hour and five minutes.
- Sindhu thrashed Lauren in straight games (21-16, 21-13) in just 33 minutes.
- She defeated Tanya Hemanth 21-9, 21-9 in just 27 minutes.
- Beat A Upadhyaya 19-21, 21-19 & 21-7
- Beat A Kashyap 21-11, 21-11
- Beat P Neeluri 21-10, 21-8
When & where to watch Sindhu vs Bansod LIVE streaming?
Follow all the live action of Syed Modi International Final featuring PV Sindhu & Malvika Bansod on DD Sports and Prasar Bharti Sports YouTube channel.
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