Between the two of them, Saina has now won four matches to one by Sindhu. Saina beat Sindhu 21-18 23-21
The Hush Post: In an all India badminton finals at the Gold Coast CWG, Saina Nehwal defeated Pusarla Venkata Sindhu to win gold.
Between the two of them, Saina has now won 4 matches to one by Sindhu. Saina beat Sindhu 21-18 23-21.
Saina dominated the proceedings and brought a rarely seen aggression on the court. Though, the brute force of Sindhu’s smashes was something that Saina dealt with great difficulty.
Sindhu on the other hand, found it difficult to take the delicate placements of Saina, who mostly played at the net.
The strategy did work for the 2012 Olympics bronze-medalist and she took a 9-4 lead. The gap broadened soon and the two contrasting styles of the shuttlers made for an interesting contest.
Also Saina won many points by leaving the returns which landed out of the court. Sindhu struggled to control the power she introduced into her shots, and lost four points for pushing the shuttle too hard outside and trailed 6-11.
Saina’s court coverage was far more fuller and impressive of the two. The gap widened further to 20-14 but Saina closed the gap to 20-18. She finally lost 21-18.
In the second game Sindhu led 9-7, and at the lemon break the lead widened to 8-13 for Sindhu.
She had almost snatched a set back leading 19-16 at one stage, but a 64-stroke rally narrowed it to 18-19.Then Saina equalised at 19-19. But, Sindhu edged ahead again to get a 20-19 lead. Sindhu then hit one out of the playing arena to give Saina an equaliser.
Saina was back in lead with a smash which Sindhu just could not get to. Serving for the gold, Saina then forced a wide stroke from Sindhu and then yelled with joy.