BWF WT finals: Sindhu loses to Chochuwong in final group stage clash

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Bali, Dec 3 : The reigning world champion PV Sindhu suffered a lost in her final women’s singles group stage clash against Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong in a thriller.

This was Sindhu’s third loss against the Thai shuttler in seven outings.

In the first game, Sindhu didn’t look much in control as Chochuwong took early lead 5-3 and headed on to the break with 5-point advantage, 11-6.

With two quick points post break, Sindhu reduced the scoreboard deficit to 8-11. But the Thai was too quick compared to the Indian and seized the advantage by winning the opening game, 21-12.

In the second game, Sindhu showed all of her composure and was 11-6 up by the mid-game interval.

Post interval, Sindhu committed few errors, as a result Chochuwong leveled the scores, 16-16. The duo played quite exciting rallies and Sindhu managed to take the match into the decider by taking the second game, 21-19.

The decider started with intense contest, a few long rallies, but Sindhu dropped off her pace and Chochuwong managed to take 11-7 advantage to the breather.

Post break, the Sindhu’s judgment of errors made it easy for Chochuwong to clinch the match.

With a win, Chochuwong claimed a top spot in the group A with three wins, while Sindhu stands second with two wins and loss.

The ace Indian shuttler will face either familiar foe Akane Yamaguchi or Poarnpawee Chochuwong in the semi-finals Saturday.


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