Penang (Malaysia): Indian shuttler PV Sindhu continued her rampaging run to clinch the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold title with a straight-game win over Scotland's Kristy Gilmour, making a resounding start to the new season here yesterday.
PV Sindhu with her medal in Penang, Malaysia yesterday. Pic/PTI
The third-seeded Indian prevailed 21-15, 21-9 in a 32-minute clash to clinch her fifth Grand Prix Gold title to avenge a 2013 loss to the Scot, their only previous encounter before yesterday's match.
This is also Sindhu's second Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold title, having won it in 2013 as well. She also completed a hat-trick at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold in November last year.
'It is a great win'
The Indian had reached her maiden finals of a Super Series premier event at the Denmark Super Series Premier. "It is a great win and a fantastic start to the season for me. I have been playing well and I was confident of winning ahead of the final," a jubilant Sindhu told PTI.
"I didn't expect the final to be easy. I had played her long back in 2013 but it was a different match and I am a different player now. I took a lead and didn't relax and it turned out to be a one-sided match. This win has given me a lot of confidence and I hope to do well in the next events," added Sindhu.