Sindhu makes history, wins BWF World Tour Finals title

India's P.V. Sindhu beats Japanese Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-17 to win her first BWF World Tour Finals title.

P.V. Sindhu in action at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou.   -  AFP

Good afternoon! Welcome to the highlights of badminton's ultimate tournament — the BWF World Tour Finals as we buckle up for some adrenaline rush!


Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-17. This is an exceptional moment for the Indian. It is her first title and she is over the moon.

What a match and what a moment for Sindhu. She dishes out a stupendous performance to win her maiden BWF World Tour Final title.

Sindhu sends a forehand winner, a smash and then goes down on her knee and savours the moment. She wins 21-17.

Sindhu takes off and in style. She serves winners with glee and coupled with Okuhara's unforced errors gives Sindhu lead at 18-16.

Okuhara is brilliant with her returns and placements. She closes in the gap at 14-12.

Sindhu is using the court well and has taken the lead at the break at 11-9.

The battle is getting interesting and the players are deadlocked at 7-7 in the second game.


Sindhu picks up two points on the trot to win the first game 21-19.

Okuhara goes wide and Sindhu back with a 19-17 lead.

Brilliant comeback by the Japanese. She levels the first game at 16-16.

Okuhara steps it up. She takes 4 consecutive points to draw close at 10-14.

At the mid-game break, Sindhu has a 11-6 lead.

A long rally and Sindhu takes a 10-5 lead.

Sindhu starts in the positive. She is making good ground and good clearances. She leads 7-3.


World No 6 PV Sindhu takes on World No 2 Nozomi Okuhara in the final.