P V Sindhu started her 2023 season with a 12-21, 21-10, 15-21 loss to Spain’s Carolina Marin in 59 minutes within the first spherical of the Malaysia Open Tremendous 1000 occasion in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.
Sixth-seeded Sindhu returned to the BWF World Tour after a five-month damage lay-off. Her final occasion was the 2022 Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham through which she received the gold medal in singles.
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With the victory, former world and Olympic champion Marin bettered her head-to-head report towards Sindhu to 10-5.
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