Kolkata, Sept 17 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today congratulated shuttler PV Sindhu on becoming the first Indian woman to win the Korea Open Super Series.

Calling her “Super Sindhu”, Banerjee stated that Sindhu’s feat had make the country “proud”.

“Super#PVSindhu @Pvsindhu1 First Indian to win the Korea (Open)Super Series. You make us proud. Congratulations,” Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle.

India’s Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu today defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to clinch the women’s singles title at the Korea Open Super Series in Seoul.

The 22-year-old Indian overcame eighth-seeded Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 20-18 in an hour and 23 minutes final to win the USD 600,000 tournament.

Incidentally, Sindhu had lost to Okuhara in the World Championship final in Glasgow last month.

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