Gold Coast, April 15: Experienced Saina Nehwal stayed contended from the onset to defeat her Indian counter-part 21-18, 23-21 to clinch gold in the Commonwealth Games women’s singles final here on Sunday. Saina who took the first game with ease, kept her nerves and came from behind in the second game to clinch the close contest as Sindhu settled for a silver.Also Read - Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Sand Art Congratulating PV Sindhu On Her Historic Bronze, She Loves It | See Pic
Following the match, India thus have a total of 62 medals in their kitty, which contains 26 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze. Also Read - Andhra Pradesh Announces Rs 30L Cash Reward to PV Sindhu
World.no 10, Saina took the first game in 22 minutes while the second game which was led away by ranked 3 in the World, Sindhu, was clinched by the experienced campaigner in 34 minutes. Also Read - PV Sindhu: Achievements and Unknown Facts About India's First Female Double Olympic Medalist
In the first game, Saina dictated terms from the onset to clinch the game with ease. Sindhu came nowhere close to her Indian counter-part in the opening game, which she looked to give away with ease.
However, in the second game, Sindhu led in the initial 15 points. But Saina, used her experience to the fore to keep the Rio Olympics Silver medallist to her control and clinch the game which was neck-in-neck from the onset.