PV Sindhu failed to better World No.10 Chen Yufei of China to go down fighting 17-21, 21-23 in a 43-minute match.
Title-contenders Sindhu and Srikanth would look to put behind the disappointment of an early exit from Japan Open and make a positive start to their campaign at the USD 750,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier, which begins on Monday.
Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal were retained by their respective franchises at the players auction of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Monday.
As many as 10 Olympic medalists and eight medalists from the recently concluded BWF World Championships have confirmed their presence in the PBL league, which will be held in December.
In March 2015, PV Sindhu became the youngest recipient of the Padma Shri.
Olympics medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the USD 325,000 Japan Open Superseries after suffering straight-game defeats in second round on Thursday.
Sindhu might meet world champion Okuhara for the third straight tournament if she can get past Mitani and the Japanese does the same against Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi in their respective openers.
After lifting the title, Sindhu dedicated her victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday.
P V Sindhu said the heart-breaking World Championship final loss was not on her mind when she was plotting the downfall of Japan's Nozomi Okuhara en-route to her Korea Open title.
Sindhu defeated the eighth seed Okuhara 22-20 11-21 20-18 in an energy-sapping contest that lasted an hour and 23 minutes to exact sweet revenge of her heart-wrenching World Championship final loss to the Japanese at Glasgow last month.
Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu won 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in an hour and 22 minutes at the SK Handball Stadium.
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Highlights, Korea Open Final: World Championship silver medallist PV Sindhu made history by becoming the first Indian to win the Korea Open.
PV Sindhu came into the match with a 3-5 head to head count, having lost to the Chinese at the Asia Badminton Championship in April this year.
Sindhu eked out a 6-2 lead early on in the opening game but Mitani managed to claw back and turn the tables around, reaching 11-9 at the break. After a close battle till 16-16, Sindhu jumped to 19-16.
Olympic silver medallist Sindhu saw off Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol 22-20 21-17 to set up a clash with Japan's Minatsu Mitani.
Saina Nehwal's coach Vimal Kumar's had held the TV scheduling responsible for her poor recovery for the semi-finals.
PV Sindhu lost to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the Badminton World Championship final.
Sindhu went down fighting 19-21 22-20 20-22 to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in a nail-biting marathon summit clash on Sunday that lasted for an hour and 50 minutes at the Emirates Arena at Glasgow.