Indian star shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday overcame the defending world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in a thrilling game at the women's singles final of the Korea Open Superseries. The win didn’t come easy as Okuhara fought right till the end. Sindu had previously lost to Okuhara in an epic World Badminton Championships final three weeks back. In the Korean open, she got her revenge of the eight seeded Okuhara in a match that lasted 1 hour and 24 minutes.
Veteran Indian Sports journalist Rohit Brijnath said, "If you hadn’t seen it, hadn’t borne emotional witness to it, hadn’t been there in the arena or glued to the TV at your home, you would laugh it off as a work of fiction.” Sindhu won. She beat Nozomi Okuhara.
"But this is what an exceptional athlete does. She works with the impossible. She spins tall tales. She rewrites history and mocks prediction. But above everything, she makes you reconsider the idea of talent and insists you reassess the depth of Genius" Brijnath added.
Olympic silver medallist made history as she became the first Indian to win the Korea Open.
Sindhu on Sunday dedicated the title to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday. "I dedicate this victory for our beloved Prime Minister Shri Modiji on his birthday for his untiring and selfless service to our Country," said Sindhu in her tweet.
The World no. 4 Sindhu had won the 2016 China Super Series Premier and India Open Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in the 2017 season.