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PV Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu Ying in All England Open Badminton Championships

PV Sindhu was defeated by Tai Tzu Ying in All England Open Badminton Championships quarterfinals on Friday.

other sports Updated: Mar 10, 2017 23:02 IST
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PV Sindhu lost to Tai Tzu Ying in the quarterfinals of the All England Open Badminton Championships. (REUTERS)

PV Sindhu’s run in the All England Open Badminton Championships came to a crashing halt as she was defeated by World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the quarterfinals on Friday. (HIGHLIGHTS)

The top-seeded player from Chinese Taipei dominated the match from the very beginning and was also to clinch the tie 21-14, 21-10 in around 45 minutes.

PV Sindhu had a slow start to the game, but was able to stage a mini comeback as she took a 7-5 lead over the higher seeded opponent. However, the fight was quite short-lived as Tai Tzu Ying won three points to the trot to take a 11-10 lead at the first game interval.

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The match was quite evenly balanced at that point, but it all changed after the break as Tai took a 17-12 lead in no time. PV Sindhu tried to fight back but it was all in vain as the top-seed Chinese Taipei shuttler took the first game 21-14.

The second game was even more one=sided as Tai took a 5-2 lead after winning four consecutive points. Sindhu was let down by her serve on a couple of times in the second game and at the interval, Tai had a comfortable lead of 11-5.

Tai Tzu Ying dominated the rest of the game and thanks to an unforced error from PV Sindhu, she was able to win the match 21-14, 21-10. The World No. 1 will now face the winner of the other quarterfinal match between Saina Nehwal and Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun in the semifinals of the competition on Saturday.