Pusarla Venkata Sindhu won the women’s singles final of the Korean Open series, beating the world champion Nozomi Okuhara. This is her third super series win. She scored 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in this winning match with the world champion. This match held in Seol on Sunday, is a really thrilling encounter.
P. V. Sindhu has lost it to Okuhara in the World Badminton Championship final held about three weeks ago. And Sindhu made it to victory in the recent encounter which lasted about one hour and twenty four minutes.
Sindhu with her performance today, have given reply to all those so called journalist’s comments who were criticising her and even called her choker after the finals of World Badminton Championship. She had made millions of Indians proud after putting up a heroic performance at the World Badminton Championship and bagged the silver medal in a final match which literally went down to the wire which was called by many to be one of the best badminton matches they had seen.
In this match, Okuhara dominated in the beginning, but Sindhu somehow managed to score two game points which helped her win the first game. In the second game, she was being trounced by a ten point margin. Sindhu, seeded fifth in the tournament, played well in the third and the final sets making it to the victory.
This Korean Open series final is her second win in the Super series this year after her win in the Indian Open. Sindhu broke the Okuhara’s 14- match winning streak with her victory in this Korean Super series final.
Sindhu looked more aggressive all through the match than her Japanese counterpart. Both of the them shared the lead positions often. Okuhara picked up Sindhu’s smashes with ease putting strong resistance. It is quite interesting to find Sindhu experimenting the cross court backhand whip which placed Okuhara in a tough situation as she found difficulty in tracking the movement. Couple of Sindhu’s attempts made the cock go wide in this process of her experiment with the cross court backhand whip.
Sindhu has got three match point opportunities and she used the second one for claiming the title.
Sindhu created a record by becoming the first Indian shuttler to win the Korean Open series.
The two 22 year old young women entertained he crowd well with this major final, who earlier played at the world final which is the second longest women’s singles match.
Sindhu’s coach and the famous shuttler, now India’s chief national badminton coach speaking to the media after the final match said that it is a super match and he also appreciated the spirit and determination of both the players. He also mentioned this match as a repeat of the World championship final where as the result reversed. He praised both the players as great champions.
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu who hails from a Telugu family, won the Olympic silver medal for India in the Rio Olympics. She was born to P.V Ramana and P.Vijaya. Her father was an Arjuna awardee. Her parents were professional volleyball players and Sindhu chose a different path as she got inspired by the success of his Guru Pullela Gopichand. She started playing badminton from the age of eight.
Ever since her win at the Rio Olympics last year, she is continuing her career with a lot of stability.
Her final match in the Rio Olympics has created interest among many Indians who usually watch only cricket matches.
Way to go girl!!!! Keep rocking and make India proud.