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This is her second Superseries win in 2017 and third overall after clinching the India Open earlier this year and the China Open in 2016.

The Japanese star defeated Sindhu in a marathon final at World Championships just two weeks back. The win didn't come easy for Sindhu as Okuhara fought right to the end in an exhilarating match that was nearly a replica of the World Championships encounter, with a reverse result.

An 18-14 lead seemed to be healthy for Sindhu but a feisty Okuhara didn't allow the Indian to roll to the title.

The win also helped Sindhu to level her head-to-head record against Okuhara, making it 4-4 in eight meetings. Concentrating on the same strategy, the Japanese led 11-9 at the changeover. Amitabh Bachchan, Virender Sehwag and PM Modi wished the girl on historical victory. Interestingly Sindhu lost the second game when she couldn't cope with Okuhara's great net play which Sindhu failed to connect with. So She started defending and attacking at the same time.

The Korean Open Super Series women's singles final will be a mouth-watering clash between the two finalists of the World Championships. The Japanese attempted a comeback with down-the-line smashes to lessen the gap to 8-12.

As it turned out, the match lived up to its billing as both the shuttlers once again went toe to toe in a bid for supremacy.

The other women's singles semi-finals will be contested between Japanse talents, reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara and Akane Yamaguchi. Okuhara came back strongly and gave the Hyderabadi a tough fight.

"It was not an easy match, I was prepared for long rallies".


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