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PV Sindhu Wins First Korea Open

PV Sindhu Wins First Korea Open

She wrested the game from Sindhu and even pocketed the second game in 22 minutes. When things looked like slipping put of Sindhu's hands, Sindhu stepped up her game and took the attack to Okuhara.

Sindhu saved two game points to take the first game but was completely overpowered in the second game as the Japanese player came back strong and handed a decisive thrashing. However, all the statistics didn't matter as Sindhu reigned in her unforced errors that cost her the second game to eventually seal another Super Series final spot without much ado. Trailing 9-11 Bingjiao's game flourished.

The hype around Sunday's badminton final between fifth seed Sindhu and ninth seed Okuhara was at an all-time high following their epic duel in the Glasgow world meet final last month. The Indians boys, who are ranked 39 in the world, gave a tough fight to the world No.4 team.

With this win, three-time World Championships medallist Sindhu has equalised 2-2 in career meetings with the Japanese. But Son this time played a almost flawless game to enter the last four stage.

Sindhu held a 19-17 lead and it became 20-18. That she is capable of doing this against any player now on the circuit, means India is looking at a potential world beater as has never been seen over a long time in Indian sport. She has the smash but today she was sharp in follow-up taps and pushes to get the winners.

It had flashes of the Worlds final as both made gladiatorial efforts to sustain in the long energy-sapping rallies before a 56-shot exchange in the deciding game left the shuttlers collapsing on the floor, gasping for breath. Sindhu went back to the basics as she targeted the Japanese with her powerplay as she led with 11-5 at the changeover.

Indian badminton champion PV Sindhu is having a fabulous year.

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