PV Sindhu avenged her World Championship loss by defeating Nozomi Okuhara in the finals of Korean Open Super Series 2017 played at Seoul.
It was an amazing match which went for 1 hour and 23 minutes with both players fighting for each point.
In the first game, Sindhu started on a positive note taking a 2-0 lead before Okuhara levelled the score at 2-2. The World Championship silver medallist took 3 points in succession to take a 5-2 lead.
The Japanese player fought back well to reduce the gap to 4-5. Both players fought for each point with Okuhara taking a 11-9 lead at the mid game interval. After the interval, Sindhu showed great courage and equalled the score at 12-12.
Both players fought for each point with Okuhara leading 20-18. Sindhu took 4 points in succession to win the first set 22-20. In this game, a 42 rally shots was played between these two players.
The second game started on a positive note for the Japanese player taking an early 4-1 lead. Sindhu made lots of mistakes with Okuhara playing well. Okuhara led 11-6 at the mid game interval.
After the interval, World Championship winner continued to dominate Sindhu and won the second set 21-11.
In the third game, it was again neck to neck fight with both players fighting for each point as the scores were equal at 4-4. Sindhu showed her aggression and did not allow the World Championship winner to enter into the game.
At the mid game interval, Sindhu had a 11-5 lead. After the interval, Okuhara fought back well with both players showing great Spirit with long rallies.
At the 18-16, both players had a 56 rally shot but the point went to Sindhu. Despite Okhuara playing well, Sindhu won the third set 21-18.
PV Sindhu won her maiden Korean Open Super Series title. It was another amazing match between these two players. 3 weeks back, both players displayed a marathon match of 1 hour and 50 minutes.
PV Sindhu defeated Okuhara- 22-20,11-21,21-18.