New Delhi: PV Sindhu created history as she became first Indian shuttler to win Korea Super Series title in Seoul on Sunday.
Playing her first final in South Korea, Sindhu edged past world champion Nozomi Okuhara in a game that lasted for one hour 23 minutes.
In a rematch of the World Championships final which was won by Okuhara, Sindhu avenged her loss from Glasgow and won the final 22-20 11-21 21-18 and claimed her third Super Series title.
Sindhu and Okuhara set up a summit clash for the second time in over three weeks since they had fought one of the greatest women’s singles matches in the World Championships final in Glasgow.
The Indian shuttler hampered Okuhara’s bid to win her third straight title after winning the Australian Open and the World Championships.
Sindhu, who had defeated the Japanese shuttler in the Rio 2016 Olympics, has now leveled her head-to-head record, making it 4-4.
This is how Twitter reacted:
Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 on emerging victorious in the Korea Open Super Series. India is immensely proud of her accomplishment: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) 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
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 17, 2017
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 17, 2017
Superbly played @Pvsindhu1, revenge is sweet! Never-say-die Okuhara admirable too. Gr8 rivalry building up in women's badminton
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 17, 2017
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) September 17, 2017
the last five games across three matches between these two have been 22-20, 19-21, 22-20 20-22 & 22-20. madness. #KoreaSS
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) September 17, 2017
— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) September 17, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 17, 2017
— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) September 17, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 17, 2017
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) September 17, 2017
The 2016 Rio Olympic silver medallist had clinched China Super Series in 2016 and has won India Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season. She had won the India Open title by defeating Spain’s Carolina Marin.