Saina Nehwal beats Sun Yu to win the 2016 Australian Open Superseries
Details from Saina's win in the Australian Open.
India’a Saina Nehwal bagged her second Australian Open title, after beating Sun Yu of China 11-21 21-14 21-19 in a pulsating final at the Sports Centre in Sydney on Sunday.
The opening game saw Sun get off the blocks first as she took an 8-4 lead before going 11-6 in front at the interval mark. Following the break, she continued to have the upper hand and eventually won the game 21-11
The second game saw Saina get off the blocks early as she went 4-3 in front but Sun returned to make it 7-8 in her favour. However, Saina gathered all her mental strength and clinched 4 out of the next 5 points to go 11-8 in front. After the interval, the 26-year-old dominated proceedings as Sun lost control and eventually the game 21-14.
The decider began with Sain taking the early upper hand, leading 8-6 at one point, before Sun fought back to first level the score at 8-8 and then take a 10-8 lead. However, Saina once gain showed great mental strength and clinched 3 points straight to go 11-10 in front.
After the interval, Saina maintained her grip over proceedings and in a tight affair won the game 21-19 to win the crown for a second time in three years.