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Saina Nehwal had also defeated PV Sindhu at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games summit clash last year.
While Saina has won the Senior National Championship in 2006, 2007 and 2018, Sindhu clinched the title twice, in 2011 and 2013.
Sindhu sailed through after two straight-game wins while Saina finally got on the court and progressed to the quarters.
Malvika made a dream start, moving to a 4-0 lead. Soon Sindhu clawed her way back to level the scores with a push at the backcourt. Sindhu eventually grabbed a 11-7 advantage at the break.
Trupti believes the area of concern is doubles, as there is hardly anyone capable of filling the shoes of Ashwini Ponnappa or N Sikki Reddy.
Both Sindhu and Saina are currently playing at the Senior National Championships and will head straight to Birmingham.
While the number of deals and the money involved may not be the same, Sindhu is right about more women athletes bagging international endorsements. Star athlete Hima Das is a prime example.
Sindhu, seeded second, defeated Tunjung 23-21, 21-7 in 37 minutes to make the last-eight stage of her season-opener.
The former badminton world champion felt that the perception of the game has changed ever since Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu won laurels.
Gopichand was the last Indian to win the All England Championship in 2001, achieving the coveted feat after 21 years of Prakash Padukone's 1980 title.
Sindhu prevailed 21-19 21-17 over Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the summit clash to claim the coveted title, last month in Guangzhou.
Non-cricketing female sportspersons made sure that 2018 was not only about men in blue but also about women who sweat it out equally.
‘Fight like a girl’, had become quite a mantra in Indian sport since the Rio Olympics.
"This time I am the winner, so it is a beautiful tournament for me as I won all matches in the league stages and also the semifinals and finals."
Sindhu, who was always in control of the match, sealed the championship with a forehand smash, before collapsing to the court floor on her hands and knees.