PV Sindhu congratulated by entire cricketing fraternity

PV Sindhu congratulated by entire cricketing fraternity

It's four-all! With her title win at the Korea Open Superseries, PV Sindhu levelled her head-to-head record against her latest nemesis. She was 11-6 at the break, which she extended to 19-9 after the interval, before slamming the door on the Japanese.

In the third game, perhaps nervousness told as both finalists committed a flurry of unforced errors, but as the Hyderabadi took an 8-4 lead, the pressure told as Okuhara failed to work up her rhythm.

"After the World Championships, we faced each other here and it was once again a great match".

Sindhu was clearly the more fatigue-affected shuttler of the two as she was stretched by her quarter-final and semi-final opponents. Until the very last point of their 110-minute epic, it was impossible to predict the victor as both played themselves to a standstill.

The Korean Open Super Series women's singles final will be a mouth-watering clash between the two finalists of the World Championships. The highest number of rally in this match was 56 shots that left both the shuttlers gasp for breath.

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Satwik and Chirag, who reached their first ever Super Series quarterfinal, gave a good account of themselves despite losing to third seeds Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda of Japan 14-21, 21-17, 15-21.

But, like Sindhu, Ginting also recovered from losing the second set to prevail 21-13, 19-21, 22-20 in 69 minutes.

Incidentally, Sindhu had lost to Okuhara in the World Championship final in Glasgow last month.

"I couldn't control the shuttle in the second game and she got a big lead". In Seoul - albeit with the cushioning of a first lead - Sindhu would approach Set 2 strategically, and not go wading into battle everytime Okuhara blew the bugle.

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