Sindhu thrilled with Macau Open victory

Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu was glad to have won her third consecutive Macau Open as it marked the end of a dismal run of form. 

Sindhu’s form began to dip after she reached the final of the Denmark Open in October. She proceeded to lose in the first round of the French Open, the second round of the China Open and the first round of the Hong Kong Open. 

However, that rough patch is now behind her following her 21-9, 21-23, 21-14 victory over Japan’s Minatsu Mitani in Macau on Sunday.

“There is no doubt that I badly needed this win, having had a disappointing year so far,” Sindhu told The Hindu. “It did not require any changes in my game as such for this event. All I tried was to stay focussed and minimise on unforced errors.

“The best part of this is win is that I was engaged in long rallies right through which also suggested that I am back to peak in terms of fitness too.”

In addition to winning $120,000 at the Macau Open, the Badminton Association of India president Akhilesh Das Gupta has confirmed that the world number 12 will receive an additional Rs.10 lakh.