The title quest continues for PV Sindhu as she settles with Silver at Malaysia Masters

PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu, the two-time Olympic medalist and one of India’s most celebrated badminton players, suffered a heartbreaking loss in the women’s singles final at the Malaysia Masters 2024. Sindhu, who is currently ranked 15th in the world, lost to China’s Wang Zhi Yi, the world No. 7, with scores of 21-16, 5-21, 16-21.

PV Sindhu faces defeat despite a strong start

The match, which took place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, was a thrilling encounter that lasted for an hour and 19 minutes. Sindhu started strong, winning the first game 21-16. However, Wang made a spectacular comeback in the second game, allowing Sindhu to score only five points.

The final game saw Sindhu take an early lead, but the momentum shifted dramatically after the mid-game break. Wang managed to draw level at 13-all and then took control of the match, eventually winning the game 16-21.

This loss means Sindhu’s title drought on the BWF World Tour continues. Her last win on tour came at the Singapore Open in July 2022, where she defeated Wang Zhi Yi in the final. Despite this setback, Sindhu remains a formidable player on the international stage and continues to be one of India’s best hopes for a medal at the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics.

Looking ahead, Sindhu will be in action at the Singapore Open next. This will be another opportunity for her to compete against the world’s best and potentially end her title drought. As she prepares for this upcoming tournament, Sindhu will undoubtedly be working hard to improve her game and come back stronger.

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