PV Sindhu’s Struggle Against Carolina Marin Continues as she bows out of Singapore Open

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Indian badminton star PV Sindhu’s struggle against Spanish player Carolina Marin continues as she was knocked out of the Singapore Open in the second round. This marks the sixth consecutive loss for Sindhu against Marin since their last face-off in 2018.

PV Sindhu stumbles in the deciding set

Sindhu, who had a brilliant run at the Malaysia Masters recently, was leading 18-15 in the deciding set of the match. However, she squandered her lead and lost the match with a final scoreline of 13-21, 21-11, 22-20. The thrilling encounter lasted for 68 minutes.

Marin has been a tough opponent for Sindhu, with the head-to-head record now standing at 12-6 in favour of Marin. The last time Sindhu won against Marin was in the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Open in 2018. Since then, Sindhu has not been able to secure a victory against the Spanish player.

Despite Sindhu’s loss, the Indian contingent had something to cheer about. The Commonwealth Games bronze medallist duo of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand pulled off a stunning upset win over world no.2 Baek Ha Na and Lee So Hee of the Republic of Korea. The Indian duo, ranked 30th in the world, won the match 21-9, 14-21, 21-15 in 59 minutes.

However, another Indian player, HS Prannoy, also bowed out of the Singapore Open. Ranked 10th in the world rankings, Prannoy lost to Kenta Nishimoto of Japan 21-13, 14-21, 21-15 in a match that lasted for 1 hour and 18 minutes.

Sindhu’s loss in the Singapore Open is a setback as she prepares for the upcoming Paris Olympics. Despite the loss, Sindhu’s performance in the tournament was commendable, and she will undoubtedly use this experience to prepare for future matches.

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