PV Sindhu created history today, becoming the first Indian to win the Korea Super Series. For Sindhu it was the perfect revenge, as she had lost to Okuhara in the BWF World Championships final two weeks ago.
Sindhu missed out on the World Championships title, as Okuhara edged her in a tantalising final in Glasgow.
But today Sindhu seemed a tad bit more focusses and a tad bit more hungry. She played the important points better and was ready to go the distance in order to win the title.
The duo split the first two sets, with Sindhu just edging Okuhara in the first set, but not being able to put up a good enough fight in the second as Okuhara just ran away with it.
The third set was intensely contested, and the point of the day and maybe even the championship came late in the third set when both players were exhausted, but still managed to stretch themselves to the limit.
The 56 shot rally saw both players scampering from one part of the court to another, and refusing to give up, despite the exhaustion.
Sindhu ended up winning the point and fell to the ground after it, gasping for air. Okuhara too surrendered herself after the point but was gutted to lose such an important point.
Check out the video here:
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PV Sindhu’s next assignment would be the Japan Open!