Pusarala Venkata Sindhu aka PV Sindhu made a buzz in the headlines by beating arch-rival Nozomi Okuhara in a thrilling encounter with scores 22-20, 11-21, 21-18.Sindhu won the Korean Open Superseries thereby becoming the First Indian Badminton player to clinch Korean Open super series title.
This Sunday was ended on high note. PV Sindhu emerging shining star in Indian Badminton becomes the first ever Indian Badminton player to win the Korean Open super series by beating Nozomi Okuhara.This win over N.Okuhara settles her equation when she lost in world championship finals in Glasgow to the same opponent.
The game went thrilling almost a replica of world championship finale between the two but this time PV Sindhu had the last laugh.The first set went neck to neck and Sindhu resisted her smashes and displayed her own play and took the first set with 21-18.Though Okuhara tried to withstand by saving one match point. The second set was the real test as Okuhara came real tight in the game with all guns blazing.Apparently, Sindhu felt short in replying with some unforced errors handed the set to Okuhara to 11- 21.
The 3rd set was gripping as both tightened their gears with all they could.Till 17 points, it was a neck to neck tussle but this time Sindhu held her nerve real tight.She didn’t give any chance to Okuhara and end on winning the final set 21- 18.Thereby becoming the first ever Indian Badminton player to clinch the Korean Open super series title.
Before Sindhu, Ajay Jayaram was the only player to get into the finals of Korean super series but couldn’t win the trophy.This was her third super series title in her career and second this year.With this victory, PV Sindhu scaled up to the world no 2 in the rankings.PV Sindhu dedicated this victory to our PM Narendra Modi.In return, she got the appreciation from him.