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Korea Open Super Series: PV Sindhu enters into semifinals of women's singles

Korea Open Super Series: PV Sindhu enters into semifinals of women's singles

World No. 4 Sindhu, who had won the China Super Series Premier previous year and clinched the India Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season, had earlier settled with the bronze medal at the World Badminton Championship after going down against Okuhara 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 in the finals in Glasgow. She dominated the Indian throughout and took the second game 21-11.

The 2016 Rio Olympic silver medallist had clinched China Super Series in 2016 and has won India Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season. We find out what has been working in Sindhu's favour, and how her game plan has evolved after her Olympic win previous year.

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This was Sindhu's third SS title. Nozomi Okukara had defeated Sindhu in a marathon final at World Championships just two weeks back. This was the second time she met her Japanese rival in less than a month. This will be Sindhu's second Superseries final this year and fifth overall. She was 11-6 at the break, which she extended to 19-9 after the interval, before slamming the door on the Japanese.

But that didn't matter as Sindhu saw off the World No. 7 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 in a match that lasted an hour and six minutes. Okuhara then displayed improved net play to win two points to take the match to a decider. She however got the better of the Japanese star performer in the summit clash of Korea Open on Sunday that lasted one and a half hour. However, Okuhara scripted a lovely comeback to level at 7-7 as her long shots forced Sindhu to hit wide of the court.

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Sindhu held a 19-17 lead and it became 20-18.

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The closest that Okuhara came was 13-15, but Sindhu was obdurate in her decision to breast the tape first. Even when the long rallies of the third set were taking a toll, her body language was good.