PV Sindhu finishes runners up in Indonesian Open

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PV Sindhu Indonesian Open 

Seven months into the year 2019 and World Number 3, PV Sindhu is yet registering her first title. Sindhu had two semi-final finishes earlier this year at the Indian Open in March and the Singapore Open in April. With her sight set on Indonesian Open, Sindhu dominated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan by winning 2 straight sets.

Nozomi is currently ranked number 5 in the world but couldn’t put up a fight. She lost the game 21-14, 21-7 in just 41 minutes. PV Sindhu finally looked in her best form after the semi-final win and was hoping to end her drought.

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PV Sindhu Indonesian Open

PV Sindhu Indonesian Open

She faced Akane Yamaguchi in the finals of the BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament. The match ended with the scoreline 15-21, 16-21 with both the sets going to Yamaguchi. This was Akane Yamaguchi’s first BWF World Tour Super 1000 title. Both the sportspersons have played 15 games between them. Sindhu has the majority of wins at 10. She lead the first game with 12-8 and started to make some mistakes in the long rallies that were contested between them. In the post-match interview, she attributed the loss to these small mistakes piling up and costing her a lot of points in the long run. Sindhu was thrilled to be finally playing in a final of a major tournament. She said that she would like to carry over this form and confidence for the rest of the year.

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PV Sindhu Indonesian Open

PV Sindhu Indonesian Open

PV Sindhu also said that Badminton has changed a lot in the last 4 years. With the games dragging longer, it is essential to have patience and to know when to strike. Sindhu also added that all of the top 10 players in the world are at the same level and at any given day anyone can defeat anyone. With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics around the corner, the competition is going to get fierce which is why we hope Sindhu will be able to make a comeback this year and finally get her hands on a title.
PV Sindhu will now play at the Japan Open starting from July 23 and the Thailand Open in August, in the lead up to the BWF World Championships.

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