Sindhu wins Korea Open

Posted September 18, 2017

Trailing 7-14 at the mid-game interval, Sindhu started attacking her opponent's weak backhand and the strategy worked initially, but Okuhara raised her net play to win two points to take the match to the decider. The World No.4 Indian, who had won the China Super Series Premier previous year and clinched the India Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season, now stands just one win away from another title.

Okahura came back with a couple of points, but Sindhu races into the lead again, keeping Okahura at the base line. Okuhara managed to save two match points, but Sindhu was simply brilliant as she wrapped up the game, the match and the Championship. Concentrating on the same strategy, the Japanese led 11-9 at the changeover.

The second set saw an inspired Okuhara stepping up her game and taking an early lead.

PV Sindhu the Champion badminton player is now uttering her best in he career. Mitani then erased the deficit but Sindhu ensured she had the bragging rights after the first game as she sealed it quickly.

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Okuhara's 21-19, 20-22, 22-20 triumph, that gave her the gold medal in Glasgow, could well have left Sindhu shattered since so much rode on the result of that joust.

The rivalry has grown since then, and even Sindhu felt that her rivalry with Okuhara is the one of the talked about in the circuit now.

Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced to the women's singles semi-finals, while Sameer Verma and the men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty lost in the quarter-finals of the Korea Open Superseries here on Friday. Though the Japanese put up a great contest and fight, Sindhu always maintained a good amount lead throughout the final game which helped her immensely.