PV Sindhu took a sweet revenge by defeating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in the $600,000 Korea Open Superseries today. In the fantastic final match which lasted 1 hour and 24 minutes with some of the splendid rallies with full of energy.
It was really a marathon final. With a splendid 56-shot rally Sindhu took her 19th point in the 3rd game. That was the longest rally of the final match. The two players were fighting neck-to-neck.
Nozomi Okuhara started the match with her full-fledged agility and speed; in the second game, she took the total control of the match when Sindhu looked a bit tired. Sindhu could not able to reach properly to the shuttle and tried to manage somehow utilizing her long hand and footwork. But, on the other hand, Okuhara maintained the same speed and reflex in the second game, and ultimately took the 2nd game.
PV Sindhu came back in the third game with her power and deceptive shots as well. Took some early points and maintained the lead of the game.
Sindhu has won 2 titles this year including this Superseries clinching her 4th victory against Okuhara in eight meetings.
No doubt Sindhu has performed well in this final match, but some loopholes in her performance were found. She committed several unforced errors and some wrong judgement which resulted some negative points at some crucial times in all the three games. Her footwork today looked a bit slower than her competitor. She will have to improve her speed if she wants to reach to the top of the rank in the world.