German Open: PV Sindhu, one of the contenders for next week’s All England Open, suffered a second-round defeat to Chinese shuttler Zhang Yi Man at the Super 300 tournament on Thursday.
PV Sindhu lost in the 2nd round of German Open on March 10 (AFP Photo)
- PV Sindhu lost to China’s Zhang Yi Man at German Open
- Sindhu lost in 3 games at the Super 300 tournament
- Sindhu will be one of the contenders at next week’s All England Championships
PV Sindhu suffered a shock defeat in the 2nd round of German Open Super 300 tournament, a week ahead of the all-important All England Championships.
7th seed PV Sindhu lost to lower-ranked Chinese shuttler Zhang Yi Man of 14-21, 21-15, 14-21 in the women’s singles match that extended to nearly n hour.
The Indian couldn’t get going as Zhang broke off at 5-5 and jumped to a 11-5 lead with six straight points. She kept her nose ahead to pocket the opening game without much ado.
Stung by the reversal, Sindhu made a comeback in the second game as she fought her way to a slender 11-10 lead at the break and then slowly marched ahead to bounce back into the contest.
But the Chinese found her bearing in the decider as she moved away after an initial duel to grab a 11-8 advantage at the interval. She didn’t give the Indian much chance after that and soon shut the doors on her fancied opponent.