An inspired Carolina Marin upstaged an inform PV Sindhu 21-19, 21-10 to capture the world championships title. In the process Marin also became the first women’s singles player to win three world titles. This was the 12th occasion when these two fierce rivals met and it was Marin who took a 7-5 edge after today’s win.
Earlier in the match, the Spaniard was too quick on the court and upset the rhythm of Sindhu by playing mind games of quickly serving to her on which many occasions Sindhu was not ready to receive. That played a part on her mind and the referee warned Sindhu for several times which may have been an affecting factor.
Earlier in the match, Marin took a 3-1 lead at the start but Sindhu fought back and surged ahead 11-8 at the lime break. Marin’s speed on the court was proving to be a lethal prospect as she draw level at 15-a piece and later took a lead of one point before Sindhu draw level at 16-16. It was 18-18 at one point but Marin ran away with the game and won it 21-19.
Marin’s pace was again proving to be as asset as she took a 5-0 lead at the start, the Indian could not match her speed as the Spaniard surged ahead 11-2 at the towel break. Marin was up there with a purpose as her lethal smashes were unanswerable by Sindhu and the Olympic champion rushed ahead 17-6. Sindhu tried to fight back and brought the score to 20-10 but it was not enough to stop Marin bag her third world title.
Congratulations Sindhu!????@Pvsindhu1 becomes the only Indian to secure four medals at BWF World Championships. Tough luck as she succumbs 19-21,10-21 to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the summit clash; settling for the silver. #IndiaontheRise pic.twitter.com/HG6J2gZqnG
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 5, 2018
About Sindhu faltering in the finals on several occasion
Sindhu has received the criticism of failing to perform in the finals. It all started from the Rio Olympics 2016 when she failed to capture the gold medal, loosing to Carolina Marin in the gold medal match. This continued in several Super Series finals and the jinx followed in the 2017 world championships where she also reached the finals and lost to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the finals. But is she really chocking ?
Sindhu has been the queen of Indian badminton in the recent past, she has brought laurel to the nation, a thing which every Indian should be really proud of. Unfortunately for her, she has lost many of the finals but that certainly not means that she is chocking in the crunch situations.
It is that her opponents are performing exceptionally well on the finals which is a thing that can’t be controlled.The world number 3 from Hyderabad has always put up a stellar show and is certain to win many finals in the future.