Kowloon: After making her second successive show in the finals, India ace shuttler PV Sindhu yet again failed to lift her first Hong Kong Open Super Series title, as she conceded another defeat from Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women’s singles event, here, on Sunday.
In a repeat of last year’s final, Sindhu received a 21-18, 21-18 defeat from Tai in a match which lasted for nearly 45 minutes.
Sindhu trailed the Chinese Taipei opponent since the very beginning as she failed to get the opening she was looking for against the defending champion.
The world no. 1 maintained the lead throughout the first game and equaled with Sindhu only at the 18th point, where the Indian won four consecutive points to match her opponent.
However, Sindhu failed to take a lead from there and eventually lost the first game 21-18 to Tai after making some unforced errors.
Sindhu came better in the next game and gave a neck-to-neck fight to Tai and pulled the lead from her.
At the mid game interval Sindhu had a slender lead of 11-9, but Tai made a strong 17-12 comeback and dominated the game once again.
The Rio Olympic medallist looked weak against Tai’s flawless game and committed way too many errors in the final showdown and also lost the second game 21-18.
With this win, Tai has emerged strong over the Indian in eight of the last eleven encounters, including the All England and Australian Open tournaments this year. (ANI)