PV Sindhu notched up her second women's singles title of the season with a straight game win over Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan while HS Prannoy lost his men's singles final against Jonatan Christie of Indonesia on Sunday.
Playing her second successive final in the tournament, Sindhu took 49 minutes to get the better of the fourth seeded Busanan 21-16, 21-8. It was Sindhu's 16th win over Busanan in 17 meetings, having lost to her opponent only once - at the 2019 Hong Kong Open.
In the opening game, Sindhu had a 3-0 lead but Busanan started to stay in the rallies and she produced some good quality shots to make it 7-7. Busanan tried to keep Sindhu away from the net, making her move across the court but she was erratic in her finishing, allowing Sindhu to go into the break with a narrow two-point lead.
A precise return at the backline gave Sindhu four game points and she sealed the first game when Busanan went wide.
Busanan struggled with her length after the change of sides to concede a 0-5 lead early on in the second game. Sindhu looked more aggressive as she troubled her opponent with her acute angle shots to dictate the rallies.
In full flow, Sindhu soon cruised to a decisive nine-point advantage at the interval. She kept a firm grip on the match to gain and won the second game 21-8.
Meanwhile, Prannoy's wait for the first title since 2017 continues after his defeat in the final. He was erratic while Christie looked rock solid in his defence and created a huge gap with a seven-point burst to grab seven game points. Prannoy saved two before conceding the opening game.
The second game was a close affair as the duo moved together till 7-7 before Christie again opened up a 11-7 lead at the interval. Prannoy was not able to sustain the pressure in the rallies, while Christie was composed and was rewarded more often for his crosscourt smashes and fine front-court play.
Prannoy did well to claw his way back to 13-13 but a reversal slice helped Jonatan break the run of points.
The momentum shifted again as Christie led 19-14 with Prannoy committing a slew of errors. Another winner gave Christie five championship point. Prannoy saved three before hitting the net.
With inputs from PTI
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