PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying: PV Sindhu lost in the quarterfinals.© AFP
It was heartbreak for defending champion PV Sindhu as the Indian ace lost in straight games to World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying in the women’s singles quarterfinals at the BWF World Championships on Friday. Sindhu was looking to defend the title she had won in 2019, with the 2020 edition of the tournament not taking place due to COVID-19. However, the Indian was outgunned by her Chinese Taipei opponent, losing 17-21, 13-21 in just 42 minutes in the last eight clash.
BWF World Championships 2021 Quarterfinal, PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu-Ying, Highlights From Huelva, Spain
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And That’s It!
Tai Tzu Ying wins two points in a jiffy and wraps up the second game 13-21. Tai Tzu wins the quarterfinal clash in straight games and moves into the semis. That’s the end of the road for defending champ Sindhu in this year’s BWF World Championships!
Brilliant From Tai!
The World No.1 is showing her class. Her deception is proving to be just too much for Sindhu. Tai leads 19-13!
Solid Defence From Tai!
Stubborn defence from Tai Tzu Ying as Sindhu unleashes a powerful smash but the Chinese Taipei player returns it and then manages to win the point as well.
Super Smash From Sindhu!
A powerful cross-court smash from Sindhu and it’s just a single point now. The Indian trails 11-12!
Tai Tzu Leads At The Mid-Break Interval!
The Chinese Taipei star is leading 11-8 at the mid-break interval of the second game. Sindhu, though, can turn this around quickly. Very little to separate the two
3-point Gap For Tai Tzu!
Consecutive points for Tai Tzu Ying and she has now opened up a three-point gap to Sindhu in the second game. The World No.1 leads 10-7!
Tai Tzu Takes The Lead
The Chinese Taipei star is leading by just point. The second game is proving to be hard-fought affair.
Neck-and-Neck in 2nd!
Not much to separate the two in the second game. It’s 7-7, so far!
PV Sindhu loses the first game 17-21
Tough fight from PV Sindhu but she goes down 17-21 in the first game to the top seed.
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