Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won her first title in 2 years as she defeated Malvika Bansod in the women’s singles final at Syed Modi International.
Sindhu beat Malvika 21-13, 21-16 in just 35 minutes to win her second title at the Super 300 event. She had won the tournament in 2017 as well.
The two-time Olympic medallist raced to a 7-0 lead in the first game in three minutes and won in just 14 minutes.
Earlier, the men’s singles final between Frenchman Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout was declared a ‘no match’. One of the finalists tested positive for Covid-19 while the other was deemed a close contact and was also withdrawn.
The Syed Modi International 2022 was the second tourn’ment in this year’s BWF calendar after the India Open. The Odisha Open Super 100, will be the next tournament, scheduled to be held in Cuttack from January 25 to 30.