PV Sindhu's successive run ends in World Super Series semis

Updated: Dec 18, 2016, 12:05 IST | PTI

Olympic Silver medallist PV Sindhu’s brilliant run at the BWF World Super Series Final came to an end after she suffered a narrow defeat against World No. 5 Korean Sung Ji-Hyun in the women’s singles semi-finals, here on Saturday

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Dubai: Olympic Silver medallist PV Sindhu's brilliant run at the BWF World Super Series Final came to an end after she suffered a narrow defeat against World No. 5 Korean Sung Ji-Hyun in the women's singles semi-finals, here on Saturday.

It was a contest between Sindhu's power and Sung Ji's precision and unfortunately the Indian failed to break the Korean's impregnable defence and went down fighting 15-21, 21-18, 16-21 in a thrilling 76-minute contest. Sindhu, who had scripted a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Sung en route to her maiden China Open Super Series title, could not match the Korean's excellent court coverage and deft touch.

The Indian had a 6-3 head-to-head record against Sung before the match but it meant nothing as Sung, who has been inside top 10 for last six years, tried to make Sindhu run to all four corners of the court with her accurate returns and placements.

The duo continued their duel and tested each other with some extraordinary strokes. Standing at the mid court, the duo tried to outdo each other, waiting for one weak shot which can be exploited.

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