Tai Tzu Ends Sindhu's Journey In Malaysia Open

| June 30 , 2018 , 17:00 IST

India's top shuttler P.V Sindhu lost the women's semifinals against defending champion and World no 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the Malaysia Open Super World Tour 750 tournament played in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. 

P.V Sindhu lost to Tai Tzu Ying 15-21, 21-19, 11-21 in a 55-minute match. With this defeat, Sindhu has now lost nine times to Tai Tzu, this face-off being her fifth successive reverse.

The Indian shuttler struggled and made judgement errors against the Taiwanese player. On the other hand, Tai Tzu looked totally fit, extremely confident, played quick drops, switched from attack to defence and played some creative strokes to eventually outwit Sindhu.

In the first game with some ambitious stroke, Tai Tzu took the game point at 20-15. One more error from Sindhu and it was the advantage of Tai Tzu.

After the change of sides in the second game, Sindhu managed to achieve a 5-0 lead. However, Tai Tzu drew par at 9-9 before taking a lead of 11-10 at the break. Sindhu kept trying hard to down her opponent's neck and took lead with 18-16 with four straight points. She won the second game 21-19.

Soon after the final change in sides took place, Tai Tzu played some best-timed shots at the backline to quickfire to a 16-8 advantage. Finally, two weak returns from Sindhu ensured Tai Tzu entry into her fourth final at the Malaysia Open.