PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu was superb in the Macau Open final against Minatsu Mitani.Reuters

PV Sindhu came up with a superb performance in the Macau Open once again as she clinched the title for the third straight time, defeating Japan's Minatsu Mitani in the finals of the Grand Prix Gold competition on Sunday. PV Sindhu won the match in three straight sets with the score reading, 21-9, 21-23, 21-14.

The India shuttler, who made a terrific start in the opening set, was tested to the core by Mitani, who clinched a tight second set. However, Sindhu, who showed impeccable form throughout the competition, won the third set with relative ease as she outclassed her Japanese opponent all around the court.

The fifth seeded India shuttler had come into this final with some huge victories under her belt – defeating Lindaweni Fanetri and Akane Yamaguchi, who was the second seed, in the semi finals.

Sindhu reserved her best for the finals as she was all class in the Macau Open final where Mitani looked second best. Mitani, on the other hand, made a number of errors, which also cost her the game. As the scores suggest, Mitani played her best in the second set.

As expected, Sindhu was aggressive against Mitani, who did not have any answer for the fifth seed's powerful smashes along with some deft touches at the net. Along with her strong offensive skills, Sindhu was decent with her defence as well, which played an important role in helping her clinch the Macau Open title.

Triumphant PV Sindhu, who was India's lone representative in the women's singles competition in Macau, has reflected India as a superpower in world badminton.