Indian badminton star P V Sindhu on March 27 clinched her second women's singles title of the season against Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the summit clash of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament.
Sindhu took 49 minutes to beat the fourth seeded Thai player by 21-16 21-8 at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel.
In the last edition, Sindhu got defeated by Rio Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin of Spain in the final. Earlier in 2019, Sindhu claimed the World Championships gold in 2019 at the same venue.
The 26-year-old from Hyderabad won the Syed Modi International Super 300 in Lucknow in January this year.
Sindhu rode on her attack to open up a 3-0 lead but Busanan started to stay in the rallies and she produced some good quality shots to make it 7-7.
Busanan tried to keep Sindhu away from the net, making her move across the court but the Thai was erratic in her finishing, allowing the Indian to go into the break with a narrow two-point lead.
Busanan used her deceptions and drop shots to dictate the rallies but Sindhu relied on her retrieval skills to stay ahead.
A precise return at the backline gave Sindhu four game points and she sealed the first game when Busanan went wide.
Busanan struggled with her length after the change of sides to concede a 0-5 lead early on in the second game. Sindhu looked more aggressive as she troubled the Thai with her acute angle shots to dictate the rallies.
In full flow, the Indian soon cruised to a decisive nine-point advantage at the interval. She kept a firm grip on the match to gallop to 18-4, riding on her alert front court play and precise returns.
Busanan continued to hit wide and long to eventually hand over 16 match points to the Indian, who pocketed the game and the match comfortably.With inputs from agencies.