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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.