PV Sindhu wins the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Gold
Sindhu defeated Kirsty Gilmour in straight games.
India’s PV Sindhu got her 2016 off to a triumphant start, clinching the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Gold by defeating Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland in the final 21-15 21-9 on Sunday.
Right from the opening game, the Indian looked in total control of proceedings, looking assured both near the net as well as at the far end, taking a 5-2 early lead before stretching it 11-6 at the interval.
The other side of the break saw the World No.12 continue her domination as she provided no opening whatsoever for Gilmour to eventually seal the game 21-15.
The second game began in similar fashion to the first as the Indian took a 3-1 lead and then stretched that to 9-5 before entering the break with an 11-6 advantage to mount the pressure on her opponent.
The break did no good for the Scot as Sindhu absolutely bossed the game, eventually sealing it 21-9 to lift her second title in Penang.
With this victory, Sindhu also becomes the first Women’s Singles player ever to win the Malaysian Grand Prix Gold twice. She had earlier won the competition in 2013. This is her 5th Grand Prix Gold title.
Sindhu was one of the best players on view at the recently-concluded Premier Badminton Lague, where she remained undefeated in all her matches while playing for the Chennai Smashers.