Double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu has suffered a heart breaking defeat in the semi-finals of the Thailand Open Badminton Championships. She was defeated by Tokyo Olympic champion China Yu Fei of China 21-17, 21-16 in straight games. The 26-year-old Indian star fell behind the first game in this match of the top-4, although she tried to make a comeback, but could not get past the second seed player.
Sindhu lost the game 17-21. After falling behind in the first game, Sindhu tried to compensate in the second game, but she lost the second game 21-16. This match lasted 43 minutes. With this defeat of Sindhu, the Indian challenge in this Super 500 tournament has come to an end.
Sindhu had defeated World No. 1
Earlier, PV Sindhu had defeated World No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-15, 20-22, 21-13. Other Indian shuttlers crashed out in the first and second rounds of the tournament itself.
The win-win margin with Fi was 6-4
Sindhu was seeded sixth in the tournament. After this match, her win-loss margin with the Tokyo Olympic gold medalist has increased to 4-6. Sindhu has lost the match 6 times.
Indonesia will play Masters next month
PV Sindhu, who has won Super 300 titles like Syed Modi and Swiss Open this season, will play in the Indonesia Masters Super 500 tournament. The competition will organize in Jakarta from June 7 to 12. Indian fans will want a model from her for this tournament. Some times losses like this inspire you to do better.
While PV Sindhu also has a unique relationship with Indonesia Open. She will definitely look the win this tournament. PV Sindhu will have time to recover and bounce back in this upcoming tournament. We can expect something more from her in Indonesia Open.