Badminton: PV Sindhu wins Malaysian Masters
PV Sindhu has made India proud by sealing her second Malaysia Masters. Scottish shuttler Kirsty Gilmour proved no match for Sindhu who needed just 32 minutes to crush her opponent in the women’s singles final and seal her second $120,000 title.
Third seed Sindhu, who had also won the Grand Prix Gold tournament here in 2013, provided herself a great start to the year by winning the summit clash 21-15, 21-9 to pocket $9,000 as prize money. This is Sindhu’s second title in three tournaments after she also clinched the Macau Open crown last year in November.
This was the World No.12 Indian’s first win over Kirsty in two meetings, having lost their previous encounter at the 2013 French Open. Kirsty bagged $4,560 for finishing as runner-up.
Sindhu was a winner from the word go, grabbing the lead at the start of the first game. She not just maintained but extended the lead constantly throughout the game which lasted a quarter of an hour.
Kirsty looked as if she was fighting back in the second game till 5-all but Sindhu got into the rhythm to win 11 of the next 12 points played to go ahead by 16-6. It was only a matter of time before the Hyderabadi sealed the game and match in her favour in 18 minutes.