PV Sindhu won the India Open title after defeating Carolina Marin in the final. Get live updates of the India Open final between PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin here(AP)
PV Sindhu won the India Open title after defeating Carolina Marin in the final. Get live updates of the India Open final between PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin here(AP)

India Open 2017 final Highlights: PV Sindhu defeats Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-16

PV Sindhu clinched the India Open title after beating Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-16 in the final. Thanks to this victory, the head-to-head record between the two shuttlers is now 5-5. Get live updates of the India Open final between PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin here
By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2017 07:48 PM IST

PV Sindhu produced a brilliant performance to clinch the India Open title after beating Olympic champion Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-16 in the summit clash. The Indian shuttler dominated the match from the very beginning and never look out of control. This was the second Superseries title win for Sindhu. The Indian shuttler has shown character in the tournament and she entered the final after beaten Saina Nehwal and Sung ji-Hyun. Get highlights of the final between PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin here.

19:31 hrs IST: The head-to-head record between the two world class shuttlers is now 5-5.

19:28 hrs IST: The World No. 5 has defeated the Olympic champion 21-19, 21-16.

19:26 hrs IST: That’s it! PV Sindhu has clinched the India Open World Superseries title!

19:24 hrs IST: PV Sindhu is one point away from victory!

19:23 hrs IST: 18-14 for PV Sindhu. Is it game over for Carolina Marin?

19:21 hrs IST: Net approach has been the strong point of PV Sindhu’s game and she now leads 17-13.

19:19 hrs IST: 15-10 for PV Sindhu! The Indian shuttler has been brilliant in this match!

19:18 hrs IST: PV Sindhu can smell victory as she takes a 14-9 lead!

19:16 hrs IST: PV Sindhu leads 11-7 at the interval of the second game.

19:13 hrs IST: It’s getting really close as Carolina Marin trails 7-8 against PV Sindhu.

19:10 hrs IST: The second game has also been quite competitive and PV Sindhu currently leads 7-4!

19:07 hrs IST: Its 5-2 for PV Sindhu in the second game against Carolina Marin!

19:06 hrs IST: Explosive start by PV Sindhu as she takes a 4-0 lead in the second game!

19:02 hrs IST: GAME! PV Sindhu has won the first game 21-19!

19:00 hrs IST: This is going down to the wire as PV Sindhu trails 18-19 in the first game.

18:59 hrs IST: PV Sindhu is behind for the first time in the final as she trails 17-18.

18:57 hrs IST: What a fightback! Carolina Marin makes it 16-16 against PV Sindhu.

18:56 hrs IST: A service fault by Carolina Marin. PV Sindhu leads 16-14

18:54 hrs IST: A powerful smash by PV Sindhu and she reclaims her two point lead. Sindhu lead 14-12

18:52 hrs IST: PV Sindhu extends her lead to 13-10 against Carolina Marin.

18:51 hrs IST: PV Sindhu had a brilliant start to the game, but Marin has fought back well. Sindhu leads 11-9 at the interval.

18:49 hrs IST: PV Sindhu has taken a 10-9 lead over Carolina Marin.

18:47 hrs IST: Carolina Marin is slowing finding her way in the game and the score is 9-7 in favour of PV Sindhu.

18:45 hrs IST: It’s 7-5 for PV Sindhu right now! Good start for the Indian shuttler, but can she maintain this dominance?

18:44 hrs IST: The comeback is on, it seems! Carolina Marin makes it 4-6 against PV Sindhu

18:43 hrs IST: Dominant show by the Indian shuttler as she is looking unstoppable at the moment. PV Sindhu leads 6-1.

18:41 hrs IST: PV Sindhu rushes to a 3-1 lead over Carolina Marin!

18:40 hrs IST: Good start for Marin as takes the first game of the match.

18:38 hrs IST:

18:34 hrs IST: The players are out in the middle! Get live updates of the India Open final between PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin here

18:29 hrs IST: PV Sindhu was the victor when two shuttlers faced each other in Dubai World Super Series Finals 2016. Get live updates of the India Open final between PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin here

18:25 hrs IST: It’s almost time for the women’s singles final where PV Sindhu takes on Carolina Marin in a rematch of their Rio 2016 gold medal encounter.

18:22 hrs IST: Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo clinches the men’s doubles final.

Get live updates of the India Open final between PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin here

17:40 hrs IST: Viktor Axelsen has done it! The Danish clinches the title after winning the match 21-13, 21-10.

17:32 hrs IST: It was a slow start to the second game for Axelsen but the Danish shuttler now leads 13-6.

17:21 hrs IST: Axelsen has taken the first game 21-13 against Chou Tien-chen.

Get live updates of the India Open final between PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin here

17:11 hrs IST: Axelsen is leading 11-7 against Chou Tien-chen in the first game of their men’s singles final.

16:49 hrs IST: Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong beat Zheng Siwai and Chen Qingchen 22-24, 21-14,21-17 to clinch the Mixed doubles title at India Open

16:31 hrs IST: Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong take a 9-6 game against Zheng Siwai and Chen Qingchen. Great comeback

Get live updates of the India Open final between PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin here

16:25 hrs IST: Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong level things back, win second game 21-14.

16:07 hrs IST: It has been an epic first game in the mixed doubles final. Zheng Siwai and Chen Qingchen take it 24-22 against Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong

15: 25 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the coverage of the India Open Badminton tournament. Today is finals day and we already have our first winner of the day. In an all-Japanese encounter, Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto beat Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yanao 16-21, 21-19, 21-10

However, she will be facing an uphill challenge against Marin, who holds a 4-5 advantage in their head-to-head encounters. The Spaniard, who is ranked No.1 in the world, has won two out of their last three encounters and will be aiming to continue her dominance.

Read | Saina Nehwal is not a special player that I have to beat every time, says PV Sindhu

Both these players were also involved in an epic battle during the 2016 Rio Olympics. In the one hour 23 minute classic, Marin emerged the winner in an epic three-game match but Sindhu created history as she became the first Indian female shuttler to clinch the silver medal in the Olympics.

Ahead of the final, Sindhu has said that she will have the upper hand. “The final will be different. Since I will have the home advantage, it should give me the upper hand.”

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