PV Sindhu, put up a fine performance against Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour in the final of Malaysia Masters to clinch the title in straight sets, with the score reading 21-15 and 21-9. This is Sindhu's second Malaysia Masters title: She had emerged triumphant in 2013.
Sindhu started the match decently, winning some crucial points, and gradually got into her rhythm, after which she did not allow Gilmour to come back in the set. Sindhu proved too powerful for the Scottish shuttler, who had come into the final with a 1-0 head-to-head record against her.
Gilmour came up with a much more determined effort in the second set and started well as the scores were tied at 5-5 at one point, but that was the best she could muster, as Sindhu took a huge lead and ran away with the set, which finished 21-9 in favour of the Indian.Sindhu dominated the set with her exquisite shots all around the court, including some thumping smashes.
Sindhu's aggression was something the Scot girl was unable to compete against. Gilmour was even floored a few times by her powerful smashes. Besides her smashes from the baseline, Sindhu looked a quality player at the net as well.
With her second Malaysia Masters title, Sindhu has registered her fifth Grand Prix Gold win: She had clinched the Macau Open in 2013, 2014 and 2015.