By: Eastern Eye Staff
INDIA’S Olympics silver medal winner PV Sindhu said she was “speechless with emotions” as she realised her dream of winning won her first Super Series premier title at China Open today (November 20).
The 21-year-old registered a hard-fought 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 victory over China’s Sun Yu to clinch the China Open, just months after becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver at Olympic Games in Rio in August this year.
“It has been a dream for a long time to win a super series. After the Olympics, everyone was asking me whats next? It was important for me to get a super series title. Life changed a lot after the Olympics. People thought I will take a long time to get back. But I worked hard,” Sindhu said.
“This is my first super series title and I am very happy, I have no words to express. Last time I played Denmark final,” she added.
Talking about the tournament and today’s match, Sindhu said: “I played well. It is a great day for me. I just thought I can give my best, because I practised hard. I was quite confident. From the first round it was tough.
“The first game was very easy. I am playing her after two and a half years, she is also tall like me and we both are attacking players. I lost the second game and in the third I started well and from 11-7, I maintained the lead.”
London bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth had won the China Open in 2014 and Sindhu said she was happy to emulate the former world No. 1.
“I did what Saina did in 2014 and I am very happy.”PV Sindhu said it was a dream come true for her