PV Sindhu loses last group match, Srikanth ousted

04 December,2021 07:06 AM IST |  Bali  |  PTI

Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, couldn’t apply enough pressure on the World No. 10 Chochuwong to go down fighting 12-21, 21-19, 14-21 in a match that lasted an hour and 11 minutes

PV Sindhu. Pic/AP, PTI



Already Assured of a semi-final berth at the BWF World Tour Finals, India's PV Sindhu on Friday suffered a three-game defeat to top seed Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in her third and final group A women's singles match here on Friday.

Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, couldn't apply enough pressure on the World No. 10 Chochuwong to go down fighting 12-21, 21-19, 14-21 in a match that lasted an hour and 11 minutes. This was Sindhu's third loss to the 2016 world junior champion Chochuwong in seven meetings.

Kidambi Srikanth

Sindhu thus finished in the second position in group A, behind Chochuwong. Earlier, Kidambi Srikanth bowed out of the season-ending tournament after losing to second seeded Malaysian Lee Zii Jia 19-21, 14-21 in 37 minutes in his third and final group B match.

It was Srikanth's second loss to the World No. 8 Malaysian, who had defeated the Indian at Hylo Open in straight games. Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy too ended their campaign though they eked out a hard-fought 21-19, 9-21, 21-14 win over England's Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith in the inconsequential third and final group match.

Also Read: Umpires booed at Wankhede after Kohli's dismissal

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

pv sindhu kidambi srikanth badminton sports sports news
Related Stories