PV Sindhu avenged her loss from World Championships final in Glasgow against Nozomi Okuhara by beating the Japanese in the final of the Korea Open Superseries. She became the first Indian to lift the title in Korea after her 22-20 11-21 21-18 win in Seoul on Sunday.
12:25 pm IST: She has done it. PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara in Korea Open final. She becomes first Indian to win the title in Korea. SIndhu 22-20 11-21 21-18 Okuhara
12:22 pm IST: 56 shot rally! Are you kidding me! Sindhu is down on the court. Okuhara nets a drop shot. Sindhu leads 19-16
12:19 pm IST: Sindhu error! She deceives Okuhara to come forward but sends it long. Big mistake but she has a 18-15 lead
12:15 pm IST: Sindhu and Okuhara are playing at different energy level! This is not normal . Sindhu leads 17-13
12:09 pm IST: Bad time to make a mistake. Sindhu thinks the shuttle is going long but it is way in. Okuhara gets a point. Sindhu not happy. Sindhu leads 13-9
12:07 pm IST: Not over yet, Okuhara reminds about it. She takes two points after the break to reach 7-11. Sindhu then with a drop shot which Okuhara nets. Frustration for the Japanese
12:05 pm IST: This is some comeback from Sindhu! She has outplayed Okuhara in this final game to lead 11-5 at the break but this game is not over yet
12:01 pm IST: Top class from Sindhu! She has taken an early lead in the final game. Okuhara seems frustrated.
11:50 am IST: Okuhara dominates the second game. Stunning net play and she outclasses Sindhu 21-11. The final is tied 1-1 and we are moving into the decider
11:42 am IST: Not the perfect start for Sindhu in the second game. Okuhara seems to defend everything thrown at her. She leads 11-6 at the break in the second game
11:32 am IST: Comeback Sindhu! 4 straight points for the Indian as she wins the first game 22-20. She was down 18-20. Great start
11:29 am IST: Okuhara doing what she does best. Long smashes then those drop shots. Sindhu has tried to pick everything but trails 20-18
11:25 am IST: What a rally! Sindhu smashing her way but Okuhara with an excellent but finally she nets. 17-17 in first game
11:18 am IST: This is an absolute top match once again! Sindhu and Okuhara are tied 13-13 in the first game.
11:14 am IST: Okuhara showing early signs of dominance but Sindhu had matched her. But the Japanese leads Sindhu 11-9 at break in first game
11:10 am IST: Once again, Sindhu and Okuhara playing a stunner here. Nothing given away by both. No long rallies but some stunning skills
11:05 am IST: Sindhu and Okuhara are all set. Okuhara will serve. Big match for both players. World number five vs world number six
11:00 am IST: All set for the final now. Will Sindhu and Okuhara give us another thrilling final? If you missed the World Championships final — here’s what happened in Glasgow
10:50 am IST: The men’s singles final is over! Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting beats his countryman Jonatan Christie 21-13 17-21 22-20 to lift the title. Time for women’s singles final now
10:15 am IST: The men’s singles final has extended to the decider. We have to wait a bit longer for the Sindhu vs Okuhara match.
10:00 am IST: Getting closer to the women’s final as the first set in the women’s singles final is over. Sindhu can create history
09:45 am IST: If Sindhu manages to win the title in Seoul, she will become the first Indian to do so. This will be her second Super Series final this year
09:30 am IST: The men’s singles final is underway in Seoul. PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara will be on court after this match for the women’ singles final
09:15 am IST: Okuhara is all geared up for this final
Rematch of the World Championship final. I looking forward final tmr.
— Okuhara Nozomi 奥原 希望 (@nozomi_o11) 16 September 2017
09:00 am IST: Sindhu and Okuhara are playing a big match again. Sindhu won at Rio Olympics, Okuhara won at World Championships. With their recent head-to-head tied 1-1, here’s Shivani Naik on their third big clash — Today, once more
08:45 am IST: Another big day for the Indian badminton star. PV Sindhu faces Nozomi Okuhara in the final of Korea Open. She will look to avenge her World Championships loss to the Japanese player.