The 26-year-old silver-medallist from the Rio Games, however, remained in the hunt for a bronze medal and will be competing against China’s He Bing Jiao in the third place play-off at Musashino Forest Plaza on Sunday.
😞💔Rio #Olympics 🥈medalist @Pvsindhu1 put all she had but goes down 18-21,12-21 against world no. 1 Chinese Taipei… https://t.co/kx5z9iuQZR
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One of the most consistent players, who claimed medals in all big-ticket events in the last five years, Sindhu couldn’t counter Tai Tzu’s deception with her aggressive game, going down 18-21 12-21.
This is Sindhu’s 14th loss to the Taiwanese second seed in 19 meetings, having also lost to her in the last three face-offs.
On Friday, Sindhu, seeded sixth, had beaten Japanese world no.5 Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals.
Earlier, men’s singles player B Sai Praneeth and the men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy had failed to qualify for the knockout stage.