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Best 5 Sindhu Matches that Prove Her As The Invincible

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PV Sindhu has become the leading light in Indian badminton and one of the most recognizable faces in Indian sport s. It has been a tremendous year for the girl from Hyderabad as her magnificent performances in 2018 – especially the BWF Tour Finals title propelled her to the superstar status in India.

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Sindhu has already reached the summit of Badminton at World level with her rich vein of form through the years. Let’s take a sneak peek at the ace 5 performances & wins by the Olympic silver medalist:

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  • Malaysian Open Title-2013

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This was Sindhu’s first taste of success at the international level as she won the Malaysian Open title in 2013. Only 17 years old at the time, Sindhu went from a young a prodigious talent to an ace shuttler in no time. The transition onto the big stage was a smooth one and Sindhu has not looked back since then.

  • Denmark Open Super Series 2015 – Silver Medal

This was the first time that the world really sat up and took notice of this prodigious young talent as the girl from Hyderabad took apart some of the biggest names in the game en route to the final.

Sindhu was in supreme form and on her way to the final; she upset the likes of Wang Yihan in the quarters and Carolina Marin in the semis. Defending Champion Li Xuerui defeated Sindhu in straight games in the final but the scintillating victories to reach the summit clash was phenomenal on her part.

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  • Rio Olympics 2016 – Silver

The biggest moment of Sindhu’s career also became Indian badminton’s best moment ever. The prodigious talent became the superstar she is now, courtesy of her silver medal show at this year’s Olympics.

She may have faltered at the last hurdle, but second place was still one better than what India could manage in Badminton in its 116 years Olympics history. Her poise and control in the final against top-seeded Carolina Marin showcased her maturity and coming of age.

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  • India Open 2017 – Gold

Sindhu avenged her Rio Olympics loss by thrashing Carolina Marin in straight games to clinch her maiden India Open 2017 Superseries title. But Marin wasn’t the only big name to fall in front of Sindhu at the event.

In the quarter-finals, Sindhu outclassed 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal while in the semi-final, Sindhu thumped world number two Sung Ji Hyun to progress.

If the Rio Olympics had made Sindhu a star then her victory in the Super Series confirmed her status as one of the elite badminton players in the world today.

  • BWF Tour Finals 2018

Star shuttler PV Sindhu made it a proud moment for Indian sports on 16 December 2018,  by clinching the BWF World Tour Finals 2018 title at Guangzhou, China.

Victory over Nozomi Okuhara made Sindhu the first claimant of the ‘new’ crown (the tournament was earlier held at the BWF Super Series Finals), and also the first Indian badminton player to lift any BWF season-ending prize.

It also ended a lengthy wait to bag a major trophy for one of the most consistent performers in the game over recent years.

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Bhawna Kothari
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