WATCH: How PV Sindhu conquered China to match Saina Nehwal and win first Superseries Premier title
The 21-year-old defeated Sun Yu of China 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 in the final of the 2016 China Open in Fuzhou.
New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu added another feather to her cap on Sunday after defeating Sun Yu of China 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 in the final of the 2016 China Open in Fuzhou.
The 21-year-old thus captured her first Superseries Premier title, and in the process replicated Saina Nehwal's 2014 exploits.
Here's how she won the title
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Sindhu, who was playing her first final of a Super Series tournament, was leading 11-5 at first break in the first game.
She comprehensively went on to seal the game 21-11. Even in the second game, despite some early fightback from her Chinese opponent, Sindhu was leading 11-7 at the first break.
But Yu fought back hard and leveled scores at 14-14. But since then, there was a shift in momentum as the Chinese stepped up the gas and was leading 19-16 at one point.
She eventually won it 21-17. In the decider, Sindhu was leading 10-6, as her opponent looked out of steam.
Sindhu once again was leading 11-6 after Yu's cross-court smash landed wide. Sindhu extended her lead to 15-9 in the match.
It was only a matter of time that Sindhu won the third game, which she eventually won 21-11.