PV Sindhu enters Korea Open final

Twitter erupts as PV Sindhu defeats Nozomi Okuhara to win Korea Open Super Series title

But eventually Sindhu remained calm and composed to seal a 21-18 win to bag the title.

Sindhu made history by becoming the first Indian to win the Korea Open.

Sindhu, who had won the silver medal at World Championship last month, defeated the World No 19 player Minatsu Mitani by 21-19, 16- 21, 21-10 in 63-minute long quarter finals.

India's PV Sindhu progressed to the semi-finals of women's singles but it was curtains for Sameer Verma in men's singles at the Korea Open Super Series yesterday. Second set she lost to her and Sindhu wanted not to loose the 3rd one too. Things changed in the second game as Sindhu looked exhausted while Okuhara on the other hand was calm and composed. Concentrating on the same strategy, the Japanese led 11-9 at the changeover. But post the changeover, Sindhu came up with a different strategy, playing crosscourt smashes and hitting long shots that helped her level the score at 12-12.

The final game started neck-and-neck and remained so throughout with both players adopting a cautious approach. Sindhu edged her out in the third game to win the title. The Indian shuttler took three games but ultimately subdued her Japanese nemesis at the World Championship. Okuhara fought back and equalized at the seven-point mark, firing some delectable drop shots.

They defeated the seventh-seeded Chinese Taipei pair of Lee Jhe-Huei and Lee Yang, ranked ninth in the world, by a 23-21, 16-21, 21-8 scoreline.

In the third game, another close battle ensued as both finalists continued to commit several unforced errors.

The key was to get the early lead in the decider and Sindhu did exactly that.

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