Korea Open Super Series finale witnessed P V Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara. The Indian player beat Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 21-18, in style. This came in as a revenge for World Championships final loss in August at Glasgow. Both the players were a tough competition for each other. But, the best player always wins and that day was for P V Sindhu.
Nozomi Okuhara has the usual habit of self- chatting in every interesting match. She did the same on the finale too. No one can forget the 110 minutes of absolute body boot camp that happened in the World Championship weeks ago in which both of them played.
As she shrugged her shoulders off as she lost the match, PV Sindhu played it hard to become the winner. After 83 minutes of the game, it was 22-20 11-21 21-18 for Okuhara.
Okuhara always has an advantage when the conditions are slow. But, it was Sindhu in the court and the shuttles were faster. The audience saw a completely different Sindhu for what they have seen 3 Sundays ago. Though both gave their best at Glasgow, it was the 22- year old charming and undefeatable Indian girl who took the limelight that evening.
Okuhara opened the match with a leading 20-18 and showed signs of audacious defiance. Though she showed a little energy every now and then, Sindhu later gained points and the score was 20-18.
Though it wasn’t obvious who is going to win the match, she wrapped around and managed to get the highest score.
P V Sindhu said “I had lost [that match] from [a] 19-17 [lead in the third game]. But I just didn’t keep that in my mind and even though there were long rallies [like that match], I was like… the next point was important for me and I played that way.”
The finishing temperament of P V Sindhu was just fascinating! Way to go girl!