PV Sindhu loses 15-21, 16-21 to Akane Yamaguchi at the Indonesian Open.
The Japanese shuttler displayed some incredible attacking moves to bag her first Super 1000 event in 50 minutes.
Such was the power of Yamaguchi’s smashes that many times they ended up hitting Sindhu’s body. Also, several unforced errors on the part of Sindhu meant that she squandered every chance she got of getting into the lead.
This is only the 5th defeat for Sindhu in 15 meetings against Yamaguchi but her continuing poor form in the finals of major tournaments remains a major worry for the ace shuttler.