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Shuttler Sindhu claims Macau Open hat-trick

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MACAU, Nov 29: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu overcame Japanese Minatsu Mitani 21-9, 21-23, 21-14 to complete a hat-trick of Macau Open Grand Prix Gold women�s singles title at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion here on Sunday.

In the final of the $120,000 event, fifth seeded Sindhu took an hour and six minutes to fend off sixth seeded Minatsu�s challenge. With this win, the Hyderabadi also levelled the career head-to-head record to one-all.

Double World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu was in her elements from the beginning as she raced to a 5-1 lead that increased to 11-4 and later 16-5. Finally, the 20-year-old won 21-9.

World No.18 Minatsu came determined in the second game as she took the control even though world No.12 Sindhu pulled things back for a 7-4 advantage. Minatsu improved her game and came out with couple of winners to hold the 11-9 lead at the break.

Even though Sindhu was not far behind � equalising at 16-16 but Minatsu had the better game as she prevailed 23-21 in a see-saw battle.

In the decider, Sindhu got her acts together, mixing with caution and aggression. She unleashed an array delightful strokes to run away with the 9-3 lead that went up to 11-7 at the change of ends. � IANS

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Shuttler Sindhu claims Macau Open hat-trick

MACAU, Nov 29: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu overcame Japanese Minatsu Mitani 21-9, 21-23, 21-14 to complete a hat-trick of Macau Open Grand Prix Gold women�s singles title at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion here on Sunday.

In the final of the $120,000 event, fifth seeded Sindhu took an hour and six minutes to fend off sixth seeded Minatsu�s challenge. With this win, the Hyderabadi also levelled the career head-to-head record to one-all.

Double World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu was in her elements from the beginning as she raced to a 5-1 lead that increased to 11-4 and later 16-5. Finally, the 20-year-old won 21-9.

World No.18 Minatsu came determined in the second game as she took the control even though world No.12 Sindhu pulled things back for a 7-4 advantage. Minatsu improved her game and came out with couple of winners to hold the 11-9 lead at the break.

Even though Sindhu was not far behind � equalising at 16-16 but Minatsu had the better game as she prevailed 23-21 in a see-saw battle.

In the decider, Sindhu got her acts together, mixing with caution and aggression. She unleashed an array delightful strokes to run away with the 9-3 lead that went up to 11-7 at the change of ends. � IANS

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