History was created today when PV Sindhu became the first Indian badminton player to lift the title in Korea after she beat Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles final at Korea Open Superseries in Seoul on Sunday. This was her third Super Series title and second this year. It was also a sweet revenge match for Sindhu after her loss to Okuhara in the finals of the World Championships in Glasgow. The Rio Olympic silver medallist won against the Japanese shuttler in the Korea Open Superseries final 22-20 11-21 21-18 and claimed the title. Sindhu and Okuhara played a neck-to-neck first game before the Japanese dominated the second game. Sindhu and Okuhara were once again playing a tense third game before Sindhu began edging ahead. Okuhara tried making a comeback late in the third game but Sindhu held the fort. After this electrifying match, Twitter was flooded with wishes flooding from across the country for the champion.
One of the Twitterati called it as the gift to PM Modi and said,”Congrats PV Sindhu for your emphatic win in Korean Open super series. 1st India to do so. Best gift for PM.” Even former Indian opener Virender Sehwag could not stop himself from joining the party and said,”At 22 Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is a legend. What a player! Congratulations on this stunning finals win.Most breathtaking badminton Pvsindhu1.”
Here are the tweets:
— Shwetank ???????? (@shwetankbhushan) September 17, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 17, 2017
T 2550 – YEEEEEAAAHHHHHH !! SHE HAS DONE IT !! PV SINDHU WINS THE SUPER SERIES, IN KOREA .. 1ST INDIAN TO DO SO .. SWEET REVENGE !! ???????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/032W8vxdJX
— Gongu Raj (@GonguRaj) September 17, 2017
— Mitesh Jain (@MK7786) September 17, 2017
The World no. 4 Sindhu, who had clinched the 2016 China Super Series Premier and India Open Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season, thus dashed Okuhara’s bid to win her third straight title after winning the Australian Open and the World Championships. The win also helped Sindhu to level her head-to-head record against Okuhara, making it 4-4 in eight meetings.