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P V Sindhu scripts history to become the first Indian to win Korean Open

It was a sweet revenge. P V Sindhu avenged her loss to Nozomi Okuhara in World Championships final in Glasgow by defeating her in the final of 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.

The first game was a tightly-contested affair, with Okuhara having two game points at 20-10, but Sindhu reeled off 4 points in a row to take the set. But the Japanese showed her power in the second set to win it 20-11.

In the third set, Sindhu, however did not allow the loss in the second set to dominate her. She calmly and steadily raced into an 11-5 lead at the mid-game interval. The Japanese tried her best to come back in the match and the game was evenly poised though it was 19-16 in Sindhu’s favour. But a 56-shot rally between the two super players occurred at this point which was lost by Okuhara as she netted a drop shot. Sindhu won the point and eventually the set and the match.

This is Sindhu’s second Super Series title of the year, having earlier won the India Open, beating Spain’s Carolina Marin in the final.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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