P V Sindhu defeats Carolina Marin to win India Open Super Series title

Apr 3, 2017 09:06 IST

P V Sindhu defeats Carolina MarinP V Sindhu on 2 April 2017 defeated reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain to lift her maiden India Open Super Series title.

Third seeded Sindhu defeated Marin 21-19, 21-16 at the Sirifort Sports Complex. The Indian badminton player had last defeated Marin in the BWF Super Series in Dubai in the year 2016.

About P V Sindhu

Born on 5 July 1995, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal.

In 2013, she became the first ever Indian women's singles player to win a medal at the Badminton World Championships.

In March 2015, she was conferred with the Padma Shri.

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About India Open Super Series

The India Open is officially titled as the Yonex-Sunrise India Open.

It is an annual badminton event, which has been held in India since 2008.

Its inaugural edition was to be held in Hyderabad in 2007; however, it was cancelled due to the 25 August 2007 Hyderabad bombings.

Its first three editions were designated as Grand Prix Gold events.

In 2011, the tournament was upgraded to the BWF Superseries tournament. Since then, the competition has been held annually at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi.

The Men's singles title of the 2017 India Open was won by Viktor Axelsen.

The Men's Doubles title of the 2017 India Open was won by Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.

The Women's Doubles title of the 2017 India Open was won by Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto.

The Mixed Doubles title of the 2017 India Open was won by Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong.

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