PV Sindhu wins Korean Super Series

Frederick Owens
September 18, 2017

Korean top seed Son Wan beat Verma 20-22 21-10 21-13.

Okuhara had conquered Sindhu in the World Championships final in August in Glasgow. Sindhu edged her out in the third game to win the title.

Shuttler P.V. Sindhu made the country proud, yet again, on Sunday, by being the first ever Indian to win the Korea Open Superseries.

"In the third set, even though I was ahead, she came back".

The Japanese star defeated Sindhu in a marathon final at World Championships just two weeks back. As the action now shifts to Japan for the eighth Superseries of the season, Sindhu and Okuhara are expected to meet early, in the second round. She showcased her net skills and Okuhara was seen baffled as the Indian took a 6 point lead eventually winning the game and the series. Sindhu then fell behind as the Japanese led 11-9 at the mid-game interval. Since then, the Korean player has climbed up to world ranking.

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The match, pitting together two unseeded players, was far lower in quality than the women's affair. Sindhu was unable to play her best attacking game, and instead was reduced to playing long rallies which suited the supremely fit Japanese player very well.

Sheer exhaustion forced the Indian on her back as she gasped desperately in an effort to get some air into her oxygen-starved lungs.

In the decider, Sindhu started on a strong note, holding an 8-4 lead early.

The idea was to keep rallies fast paced and snappy and though she would still win the longest exchange of the day at 18-16, a 56-shot rally, she could cede inches to win the miles.

Indian badminton champion PV Sindhu is having a fabulous year.

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