Wednesday, 29 June 2022

PV Sindhu Won the Swiss Open title after defeating Busanan Ongbamrungphan in women's singles final

PV Sindhu Won the Swiss Open title after defeating Busanan Ongbamrungphan in women's singles final

On Sunday, PV Sindhu, world No. 7, defeated fourth seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-16, 21-8 in the final to put hands on the Swiss Open crown at the St. Jakobshalle court in Basel.

PV Sindhu was dominant against the Busanan Ongbamrungphan as she wrapped up the win in just 49 minutes to win the women's title at the Super 300 badminton event. This is PV Sindhu's second Super 300 title win of the year as she won Syed Modi International back in January.

PV Sindhu, playing in her second successful final, took an early 7-5 lead before Busanan Ongbamrungphan fought back to make it 16-15. But the PV Sindhu recovered swiftly and went on to take an opening game 21-16.

The two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu was ruthless and attacked to a 5-0 lead in the second game. PV Sindhu used her height to great advantage and led 11-2 at the mid-game interval, inching closer to her first Swiss Open title. Busanan Ongbamrungphan, who trailed by a miles away, made a poor duke of a comeback as PV Sindhu made it 17-4.

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After ends change with such a huge lead, PV Sindhu never faced any actual fight in the second game. The Indian shuttler eventually took the game 21-8 to register an enormous straight-game win over her opponent.

Earlier, PV Sindhu had prevailed 21-18 15-21 21-19 over Thailand's Supanida Katethong in a 79-minute semi-final. Sindhu was the favorite to win the final, having defeated Busanan an overwhelming 15 times in the previous 16 meetings. Sindhu now has a head-to-head record of 16-1 against the Thai player with this win.

A correct return at the backline gave Sindhu four-game points, and she sealed the first game when Busanan went wide.

Busanan Ongbamrungphan struggled with her long after the sides changed to concede a 0-5 lead earlier on in the second game. PV Sindhu looked more aggressive as she troubled the Thai with her acute angle shots to dictate the rallies.

The Indian shuttler soon cruised to a decisive nine-point advantage at the interval in full flow. And she kept a firm grip on the match to gallop to 18-4, riding on her alert frontcourt play and correct returns.

Busanan Ongbamrungphan continued to hit wide and long to eventually hand over 16 match points to the Indian, who pocketed the game and the match comfortably.

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