Sindhu Win Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu and national champion Sameer Verma began the new season by winning the women’s and men’s singles crowns respectively at the $120,000 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament.

Sindhu beat Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska in the summit clash, while Sameer, defeated compatriot B Sai Praneeth 21-19, 21-16 in a 44-minute final.

Second seeds Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy won their maiden GPG title in mixed doubles after beating compatriots Ashwini Ponnappa and B Sueeth Reddy in the finals.

Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen clinched the men’s doubles title after defeating Chinese Taipei’s Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han.