Sindhu Loses to Akane Yamaguchi in the Indonesia Open Final
Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu missed out on her first title of the year and the first Super 1000 title of her career after she was beaten in straight games by Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the final of Indonesia Open in Jakarta on Sunday.
The first game was a close affair with the two players going toe to toe for much of it. After 8-8, however, it was the Hyderabadi shuttler who took three consecutive points as Yamaguchi missed her lines and the world no. 5 ranked Indian went into the first game interval with a 11-8 lead.
The Japanese never took her foot off the pedal after that and the second game was a much more one-sided affair. Aside from showing glimpses of a fight back, Sindhu was second best for much of the second game and lost 21-16 in another 31 minutes, thereby losing an opportunity to win her first title of the season.
This was Sindhu's first final of 2019. She has had two semi-final finishes this year -- at the India Open in March, the Singapore Open in April.
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