Meanwhile, Sindhu recovered from a mid-match slump to oust Minatsu Mitani of Japan 21-19, 16-21, 21-10.Mitani, who stunned world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying on Thursday, was in good touch against Sindhu.
The World No.4, had won her China Super Series Premier past year and also sealed the India Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season. On the other hand, PV Sindhu is someone who brought glory to the nation by winning silver at the Rio Olympics.
However, in a block-buster match that saw both women give it their all, Sindhu largely stepped up her game to take the third set 21-18 and with that, the winner's trophy as well.
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 Indian was leading 15-14 in the first set before her Japanese counterpart nudged ahead and won five out of the next seven points to take a 17-19 lead. Another long rally, sees Sindhu draw one closer to Okuhara. And then, there was absolutely nothing to separate the two gladiators at the World Championships last month.
On Saturday, Sindhu reached the final of the Korea Open Super Series after defeating China's He Bingjiao with 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 in the semi-final. However, Sindhu gained some momentum and won four straight points to win the first game 22-20. It was nearly a repeat of the World championship final, though the result reversed, in our favour. Going into the second game, she marched ahead, taking a 7-3 lead with a more focused approach at the net, attempting steady returns to Sindhu's drop shots.