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PV Sindhu Crashes Out Of All England Championship, Falls At First Hurdle For Third Time This Season | Badminton Information

PV Sindhu misplaced to Zhang Yi Man of China© AFP

There was no finish to P V Sindhu’s poor run because the star Indian shuttler made a primary spherical exit from the All England Championships after dropping to Zhang Yi Man of China in straight video games in Birmingham on Wednesday. The world quantity 9 Sindhu, a double Olympic medallist, misplaced 17-21 11-21 within the 39-minute ladies’s singles contest. That is the third time that Sindhu has misplaced her first spherical match this yr. She had misplaced to Carolina Marin of Spain in Malaysia Open in January earlier than exiting the Indian Open on the identical stage in the identical month.

She had just lately parted methods along with her coach Park Tae-sang of Korea, beneath whose steering she received a bronze on the Tokyo Olympics.

Sindhu was rusty and subdued all through the match along with her world quantity 17 opponent displaying extra agility and attacking intent.

There was not a lot to distinguish initially between the 2 who had 1-1 head-to-head document earlier than Wednesday’s match.

Sindhu led 6-5 after which made it 16-13. However the Chinese language shuttler received seven straight factors to guide 20-16 earlier than taking the primary sport in 21 minutes.

Within the second sport, the 2 gamers had been tied 5-5 however Sindhu dedicated a couple of unforced errors and was quickly down 5-10.

Sindhu recovered a bit to path 7-11 however was quickly down 9-16 earlier than dropping the second sport and the match.

Earlier throughout the day, India’s ladies’s doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand Pullela surprised seventh seeded Thailand duo of Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai 21-18 21-14 in a 46-minute first spherical match.

The Indian duo will meet the Japanese pair of Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota within the pre-quarterfinals.

On Tuesday, Lakshya Sen and HS Prannoy had received their respective males’s singles first spherical matches.

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