Two-time defending champion PV Sindhu (20) completed a hattrick of women’s singles title at the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold after defeating Japan’s Minatsu Mitani in the finals. She will next play at the $120,000 Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold.
- The Hyderabad girl notched up a 21-9 21-23 21-14 win against sixth seed Mitani in a match that lasted an hour and six minutes.
- She is currently ranked at 13th in women singles.
About PV Sindhu
1995 born Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian badminton player. She trains at Hyderabad’s Gopichand Badminton Academy and is supported by Olympic Gold Quest, a not-for-profit foundation that identifies and supports Indian athletes.
- In 2013, Sindhu became the first ever Indian woman to win a medal in singles at the World Championships (India’s first singles medal since Prakash Padukone won bronze in 1983).
2015 – Padma Shri
2014 – FICCI Breakthrough Sportsperson of the Year
2014 – NDTV Indian of the Year 2014
About Macau Open title
The Macau Open Badminton Championships is an open international championship in badminton held in Macau since 2006.
- In 2007, the tournament was categorised by the Badminton World Federation as Grand Prix Gold level event, which carried a total prize money of US$120,000.