BAI to give Sindhu 10 lakh for Macau Open win
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) Sunday announced cash prize of Rs. 10 Lkah for Indian hat-trick medal winner P.V. Sindhu at Macau Open Grand Prix. Two times defending champion, worlds 12th ranker P V Sindhu completed a hat-trick of women’s singles title at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold with the prize money USD 120,000 after defeating Japan’s 6th rank player Minatsu Mitani in the finals here on Sunday.
P V Sindhu produced a dominating game to mark up a 21-9, 21-23, 21-14 win against Mitani in a women’s singles match that played an hour and six minutes. P V Sindhu dominated the proceedings right from the start as she ride on the errors of Mitani to reach 11-5 at the break. Mitani came up with an aggressive rally and sealed it with a down the line crash but she fail to reduce her errors and most of her returns went wide and long to allow Sindhu lead the first game with 21-9 in a jiffy.
P V Sindhu Wins Macau Open Grand
After the side change, Sindhu made a few wrong decisions at the baseline and also found the net to allow Mitani to rush ahead. Both the players moved same till 19-19 score when Sindhu made an important line decision to go to the match point. A slight net point once again gave Sindhu a 21-20 match point but Mitani saved again. Sindhu next hit long to give the game point to Mitani, who grabbed the occasion after the Indian player following a long interesting rally.
Back on Mitani winning side, Sindhu once again marched ahead lead in the third game. Mitani continued to struggle with her line decisions and returns to allow Sindhu establish a big lead at 9-4. Both player engaged in some long rallies with cross court strokes and back and forth returns. At one point, Sindhu clinched she has a super 11-7 lead at the break. The Japanese saved three match points but Sindhu didn’t panic and waited for Mitani’s error and she soon send the shuttle wide again to help her complete the hat-trick win.