PV Sindhu wins her first Korea Open Superseries title
Settling the scores after World Championships final loss, PV Sindhu defeated her nemesis World No 9 Nozomi Okuhara in the Korea Open Superseries final 22-20, 11-21, 21-18, in a nail-biting match. Sindhu is now the first Indian to win the Korea Open Superseries title. This is also the Indian's second Superseries win of the year.
Indian ace shuttler PV Sindhu entered the final of Korea Open Superseries after defeating China's He Bingjiao 21-10, 17-21, 21-16, in the semis. In the final, she faces Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to whom she lost the World Championships final most recently, at Glasgow. Sindhu will seek to avenge her heart-breaking loss at the World Championships where she ended up with a silver medal.
Apart from the World Championships, Nozomi Okuhara won the Australian Open Superseries this year, while Sindhu won the India Open Superseries and Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold, in 2017.
Prior to the Korea Open final, Sindhu faced Okuhara seven times. She has a win-loss record of 3-4 against the Japanese. They first faced each other at the Asia Youth U-19 Championships in 2012, which the Indian won. Sindhu won in two of their three last meetings, which includes the 2016 Rio Olympics where she clinched silver while Okuhara settled for bronze.