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Syed Modi International 2022: Sindhu clinches women's singles title, Ishaan-Tanisha win mixed doubles final

Lucknow, January 23: India's PV Sindhu on Sunday (January 23) clinched the women's singles title at the Syed Modi International 2022 tournament after straight games win over compatriot Malvika Bansod.

At the Babu Banarasi Indoor Stadium in Lucknow, top-seed Sindhu defeated Bansod 21-13, 21-16 in the summit clash that lasted for 35 minutes.

The 26-year-old Sindhu brought her A-game to the court and she won the first game quite comprehensively. From there on, Sindhu carried on with the momentum and she wrapped up the match in straight sets.

This is Sindhu's second title at the tournament after her first win in 2017. Earlier in the tournament, defeated the likes of Tanya Hemanth, Lauren Lam, Supanida Katethong and Evgeniya Kosetskaya en route to the final.

In the mixed doubles all-India final, the seventh seeded pair of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto defeated the pair of T Hema Nagendra Babu and Srivedya Gurazada in straight games (21-16, 21-12) in 29 minutes.

However, the other Indian teams in the men's and women's doubles finals action had to settle for silver after straight sets defeat to Malaysian pairs.

Seventh-seeded Indian pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand lost in straight games (12-21, 13-21) to eighth-seeded Malaysian pair Anna Ching Yik Cheong and Teoh Mei Xing in the women's doubles final that lasted for 32 minutes.

Sixth-seeded Indian men's doubles pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala also lost in straight games (15-21, 18-21) to eighth-seeded Man Wei Chong and Tee Kai Wun of Malaysia in the summit clash that lasted for 33 minutes.

Earlier on Sunday (January 23), the men's singles final of the Syed Modi India International 2022 was declared a 'No Match' by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

The men's singles final was slated to be contested between French duo Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout.

"BWF can confirm one of the finalists tested positive for COVID-19 this morning," stated an official statement.

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Story first published: Sunday, January 23, 2022, 15:52 [IST]
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