P V Sindhu, shuttler of India suffered another final loss, on the match with Yamaguchi of Japan in women singles at BWF Superseries finals on Sunday. In the prestigious finale, Sindhu played exceptionally before losing 21-15, 12-21, 19-21 to Yamaguch. The match between two rivals ended for an hour and 31 minutes.
Sindhu ended up as a runner-up in her third major tournament following Rio Olympics and this year’s Glasgow World Championship. The battle lasted for one and half hour kept audience in breath-taking moments.
“I was not thinking about the longest match but then after the match, it left me with a bad feeling that it was just like the match against Okuhara,” said Sindhu,
BWF Superseries Finals Highlights:
With a magnificent downline shot, Sindhu got her first point. However, wrong judgments and errors allowed Yamaguchi to stay at 3-2. A draw score recorded after Sindhu made a cross smash i.e. 5-5. Later, the opponent made a lead of 7-5. Further, Japanese turned the tables and made 6 points in a row.
After consistent 33 shots, the scores turned to equal – 8-8. Indian shuttler led 10-8 before the break. Sindhu continued her pace and reached 13-8. And finally, the score stopped at 13-14. The first game ended in 23 minutes and Sindhu won the first set of BWF Superseries finals.
In the second game, after continuous shots and lead one after the other, the points reached at 8-8. Indeed, Sindhu on her toes but the second set lasted at 11-15.
Here comes the decider. However, Sindhu opened with a 4-0 lead and the rally went on to 51 shots. At 13-12 Indian missed the line and Yamaguchi picked two points very quickly. And at last moment, India ended up at the net while Japanese player stood as the winner in the tournament.