China Open 2016: Sindhu Wins Her 1st Super Series Title, 1st Time No Title for Chinese

PV Sindhu proved her mettle for the big stage as she became second Indian Woman after Saina Nehwal to win a Super Series title in Singles event. After being knocked out in first two rounds of first two tournaments since her return after earning Silver medal at Rio Olympics, Sindhu defeated Sun Yu of China as for the first time in the 26 tournament history of China Open, none of the Chinese won any events. Sindhu is the third Indian to win China Open after Srikanth and Saina.

History of Badminton Super Series Titles for Indians

Despite surviving a tough semifinal against her Korean opponent, Sindhu was physically and mentally ready for another battle as she faced Sun Yu, who had 3-2 career meet edge over her before this match.

Except Men’s Doubles, every event had chinese in the final, but all failed to lift the title as Jorgensen won the Men’s Singles, while two titles went to Indonesia and one to Korea.

Results

    WS 7th seed Sindhu def 8th seed Sun Yu (China) 21-11 17-21 21-11 in 1 hour 9 minutes
    MS 4th seed Jorgensen (Denmark) def 2nd seed Chen Long (China) 22-20 21-13 in 46 minutes
    WD 6th seed Ye Na/So hee (Korea) def Dongping/Yinhui (China) 13-21 21-14 21-17 in 1 hour 30 minutes
    MD 7th seed Marcus/Kevin (Indonesia) def 4th seed Mathias/Mogensen (Denmark) 21-18 22-20 in 49 minutes
    XD 2nd seed Tontowi/Liliyana def Zhang/Yinhui (China) 21-13 22-24 21-16 in 1 hour 14 minutes
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