As expected, World Champion Okuhara & Runner-up P.V. Sindhu delievered another high-voltage final as the two shuttlers face off for the second time in three weeks & this time Sindhu got her revenge back to be crowned as Korea Open Champion.
Sindhu finally defeated the World Champion in another thrilling three setter match by 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 !!
This is how Indians reacts to Sindhu’s revenge over World Champion :
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 17, 2017
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 17, 2017
— Parth Jindal (@ParthJindal11) September 17, 2017
— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) September 17, 2017
"Well she is exhausted but she refuses to give up," Gill Clark on Sindhu who looks extremely tired..
— Badminton Talk (@BadmintonTalk) September 17, 2017
First Indian to win an Olympic Silver.
First Indian to win at Worlds thrice!
First Indian to win in Korea.
PV Sindhu – You are a rockstar!
— PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) September 17, 2017
T 2550 – YEEEEEAAAHHHHHH !! SHE HAS DONE IT !! PV SINDHU WINS THE SUPER SERIES, IN KOREA .. 1ST INDIAN TO DO SO .. SWEET REVENGE !! 🇮🇳🇮🇳🌹🙏 pic.twitter.com/032W8vxdJX
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 17, 2017
With her semis win on Saturday, Sindhu also created a new record for India’s shuttlers, showcasing their dominance over the BWF circuit in the singles category. By entering the final of the Korea Open, which is the seventh tournament of the Superseries circuit, Sindhu has ensured that India has the most finalists in the singles categories of Superseries events so far this year.
She became the sixth Indian finalist, which the most by any country so far this year in the singles events. In second place is Japan, who have had five shuttlers in the finals, all of which have come in the last three tournaments in Korea, Australia and Indonesia.
Sindhu defeated He Bingjiao on Saturday, recording a 21-10 17-21 21-16 in one hour and six minutes. On the other hand, Okuhara crushed her compatriot Akane Yamaguchi in her semifinal, taking just 38 minutes to take home a 21-17 21-18 win.
In the first game of the final both players started to move neck to neck & at the half time Japanese was in control by 11-9 but in the end moments, Sindhu’s brilliant comeback sealed the set for her by 22-20.
Okuhara was totally dominating in the second game & she had no problems in crushing Sindhu’s challenge by 21-11 & forced the match into three setter.
In the final game, Sindhu took the charge & went into the break with a lead of 11-5, Japanese tried to comeback into the match but Sindhu maintained the distance & finally sealed the match by winning the third game by 21-18.