PV Sindhu wins first Korea Open in final

PV Sindhu wins first Korea Open in final PV Sindhu wins first Korea Open in final PV Sindhu claimed her first Korea Super Series with a three-game thrilling victory over Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles final on Sunday.

PV Sindhu wins first Korea Open in final
PV Sindhu wins first Korea Open in final

Sindhu took an hour and 23 minutes to get over the line as won 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 and avenged her World Championships loss, becoming the first Indian to win the Korea Open.

PV Sindhu wins first Korea Open in final

Just a few weeks ago, Okuhara had outlasted the Indian 21-19, 20-22, 22-20 in an hour and 50 minutes at the World Championships in Glasgow in the second-longest women’s singles match in history.

The Korea Open final was a re-run of that epic battle with the only difference being the name of the champion.

Both players deployed the same strategy against each other as Sindhu looked to keep up her aggressive approach at all times while Okuhara tried to negotiate the Indian in longer rallies.

Sindhu dominated the proceedings from the outset of the match and opened up an early lead but Okuhara fought back soon and ultimately took a 20-18 lead. However, Sindhu gained some momentum and won four straight points to win the first game 22-20.

PV Sindhu wins first Korea Open in final

Okuhara rallied back in the second game where she managed to trap Sindhu in strenuous rallies. She dominated the Indian throughout and took the second game 21-11.

The final game started neck-and-neck and remained so throughout with both players adopting a cautious approach. While Okuhara bought her A-defence to counter Sindhu’s attack, Sindhu negotiated Okuhara’s all-court play well.

Okuhara attempted to tire Sindhu again with the longest rally of the match lasting 56 shots. But Sindhu managed to use her height to good effect and finally eked out a close victory.

PV Sindhu wins first Korea Open in final

With the win, Sindhu drew level 4-4 with Okuhara in their head-to-head record after the Japanese had taken the lead post the World Championships.

This was Sindhu’s third Super Series title after she won the China Open in 2015 and the India Open earlier this year. Since the silver medal display at Rio Olympics, the Korea Super Series was Sindhu’s fourth title.

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PV Sindhu continues to win and enters semifinal

PV Sindhu continues to win and enters semifinal PV Sindhu defeated Minatsu Mitani 21-19, 16-21, 21-10 in a gruelling last-eight clash that lasted for more than an hour.

PV Sindhu continues to win and enters semifinal

PV Sindhu continues to win and enters semifinal
Korea Super Series: PV Sindhu continues dominant run, enters semifinal

Seoul: Rio Olympic Silver-medallist PV Sindhu came out with yet another powerful performance as she defeated Minatsu Mitani of Japan on Friday to progress to the semi-finals of the ongoing Korea Super Series.

The fifth-seeded Indian shuttler defeated Mitani 21-19, 16-21, 21-10 in a gruelling last-eight clash that lasted for more than an hour.

PV Sindhu continues to win and enters semifinal

Sindhu faced a tough challenge from her Japanese opponent and struggled to get going in the first set. However, the ace Indian shuttler somehow managed to win the first game. pv sindhu continues to win and enters the semifinal in Korea Super Series

In the second set as well, she was leading 13-8 but then Mitani made a stunning comeback and went on clinch the second game 21-18. pv sindhu photos of Korea Super Series, pv sindhu wins again

PV Sindhu continues to win, enters semifinal: Korea Super Series

She led 13-8 in the second set as well but Mitani made a stunning comeback and did not give Sindhu any chance to score. She captured the second set 21-18. pv sindhu ,

However, the Hyderabadi shuttler came dominated the deciding game from the very beginning and sealed the match to book her place in the last four. pv sindhu

Earlier in the pre-quarters, Sindhu saw off Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol 22-20 21-17.

However, it was curtains down for Sameer Verma in men’s singles event as he lost 20-22 21-10 21-13 in an hour and nine minute duel against top seed Son Wan. pv sindhu photos from Korea Super Series

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