PV Sindhu defeated Ratchanok Intanon with an exemplary game, 21-13, 21-15, and went into finals at the Indian Open Super 500, on 3 February 2018. Sindhu was able to beat the Thai sportswoman in 48 minutes in the semi-finale. She will be facing Zhang Beiwen from USA on Sunday. Beiwen proceeded to the finals after defeating Cheung Ngan Yi from Hong Kong with 14-21, 21-12, 21-19. The victory came to Sindhu with much efforts, and she had perfect support from the fans at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium. She was able to snatch the victory from Intanon by exceptional strength, and from accumulating points quickly, thus giving her little chance to recover.
The social media erupted in applause for the shuttler, and gave their blessings and best wishes for her match today. However, Intanon, had given her a tough fight in the beginning of the game, leading Sindhu 4-2 in head-to-head contest, before there was a tie.
She raced to 2-0, was leading in the early stages of the game, on from 3-1, but from here there was a shocking turn of events as Sindhu came back with a storm. She thrashed Intanon by collecting 10 points in a succession, thus stealing away the game from her. The next game was also very much in Sidhu’s control, as she scored 13-3, before it Intanon could even recover, and before anyone knew, Sindhu had triumphed the match in twenty minutes.