PV Sindhu wins China Open: Narendra Modi, Sachin Tendulkar congratulate shuttler on maiden Super Series title
Earlier this year, Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to win a Silver medal at Olympics, when she lost to Spain's Carolina Marin in the women's singles final at Rio in August this year.
New Delhi: Wishes poured in from all corners as ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday clinched her maiden Super Series title.
Up against China's Sun Yu, Sindhu, who was playing in her maiden Super Series final, made the best of the opportunity with a 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 victory.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first few to wish the Hyderabadi shuttler on her win. Like most of the sports fans in the country, Modi could not hide his excitement as he tweeted, "Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 for her first super series title. Well played! #ChinaOpen."
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 20, 2016
Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, along with several other sportspersons also congratulated Sindhu.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 20, 2016
Earlier, in her semi-final match, the Hyderabadi shuttler saved three match points against sixth seeded South Korean Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea in three tough games, 11-21, 23-21 and 21-19 in the second semi-final of the USD 700,000 Super Series Premier event.
The 21-year-old Indian has now replicated Saina Nehwal's 2014 exploits by winning her first ever Premier title.
Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to win a Silver medal at Olympics, when she lost to Spain's Carolina Marin in the women's singles final at Rio in August this year.