PV Sindhu lifted her third Superseries title with her win over Japanese shuttler Nozomi Okuhara on Sunday at the Korea Open. This also makes it her second Superseries crown of 2017, following her India Open victory, where she defeated Carolina Marin in the final.
The win in Seoul will be extremely special for the 22-year-old, given the fact that she lost to the same opponent three weeks ago at the World Championships in Glasgow in a final that goes down as one of the greatest and gruelling of all time.
Lasting nearly two hours, it featured some incredibly long rallies and some high-quality shot making but in the end, it was Okuhara who clinched the gold medal. The loss must have been a bitter pill to swallow and the Korea Open title, and that too against the same opponent, only goes on to show the character and resolve of the lanky Hyderabadi.
She received tonnes of wishes from across the nation, as people congratulated her on the historic achievement. Sindhu responded with a beautiful tribute earlier today, thanking her coaches, staff, sponsors for their support and reciprocating the wishes she received after her win.
It was truly a landmark win for the Indian, making her the first from the country to win the title in Korea. It also ensures India continues to lead the charts when it comes to Superseries singles titles in 2017, taking the nation's tally to a whopping five, which includes two of her victories, Srikanth Kidambi's twin titles and Sai Praneeth's Singapore Open crown.
To top it all, Sindhu is now set to return to the World No. 2 spot in the BWF rankings, which will equal her previous career best. She will feature in the Japan Open next, qualifiers for which begin on Tuesday.