China Open: PV Sindhu Knocked Out After Losing To Chen Yufei In Quarters

Updated: 21 September 2018 19:00 IST

With both Srikanth and Sindhu out, Indian campaign in the China Open also came to an end.

China Open: PV Sindhu Knocked Out After Losing To Chen Yufei In Quarters
PV Sindhu was knocked out of China Open after losing11-21, 21-11, 15-21 to Chen Yufei. © AFP

India's ace shuttler PV Sindhu was knocked out of China Open after losing 11-21, 21-11, 15-21 to China's Chen Yufei in the quarter-finals on Friday. With Sindhu's loss, India's campaign also comes to an end. Sindhu, seeded third, lost the first game 11-21 but came back strong to completely dominate the second game, winning it 21-11. The third game, however, was again a close affair but Sindhu could not hold on to her nerves to take the decider and book her place in the semifinal.

The Indian shuttler struggled right from the opening game and was unexpectedly slow on the day. She failed to put any fight in the game and lost 11-21 to the Chinese player.

Making a better start in the second game Sindhu gained the initial lead of four points to make the scoreline read 5-1 in her favour. But with four consecutive points, the Chinese shuttler again shifted the momentum to her side.

However, the Asian Games silver medallist made a solid comeback and went to win a 26-shot rally which gave her an edge in the game. Yufei looked clueless as Sindhu clinched a dominating 21-11 win in the second game.

In the deciding game, world number two Indian shuttler opened with a lead of two points but could not maintain the same as her opponent, later, roared back and clinched the game 15-21.

Earlier, another strong Indian hope to win the tournament, Kidambi Srikanth, had lost his quarter-final battle 9-21, 11-21 against Japanese shuttler Kento Momota.

With both Srikanth and Sindhu out, Indian campaign in the China Open also came to an end.

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Topics : PV Sindhu Kidambi Srikanth Badminton
Highlights
  • Japan's Kento Momota beat Kidambi Srikanth 21-9, 21-11
  • Sindhu lost the 1st game but came back strong to dominate the 2nd
  • Sindhu could not hold on to her nerves to take the decider
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