India Open: PV Sindhu’s journey ends at the semi-finals

PV Sindhu out of Yonex-sunrise India Open as she loses to Supanida Katethong.

After such a great run at the tournament, PV Sindhu has to see off the title as the player loses to Thai Supanida Katethong in the semi-finals on Saturday. The sixth-seeded Supanida Katethong beats PV Sindhu 14-21, 21-13, 10-21. It was a little disheartening as India’s top badminton player couldn’t make it to the finals.

PV Sindhu said that from the beginning itself she gave her opponent a huge lead. In the third game after it was 6-6, Sindhu believes she should have grabbed but Supanida was continuing to lead. PV Sindhu Appreciates Supanida Katethong as a good player as she had played with her in Bali. Sindhu compliments her strokes to be deceptive and says that she should have controlled the shuttles.


Sindhu speaks about her experience in Indonesia that her smashes were going towards the corner, but today her tosses and clears were moving outside or midcourt and feels she was giving her the possibilities to attack.

The 26-year-old who did beat Supanida Katethong the previous year at Indonesia Masters, could not repeat the past this time. PV Sindhu couldn’t withstand her opponent’s solid game as the opening game slid from her fingers in a flash.

The unbeatable PV Sindhu doled out some aggressive comeback the change of sides to lead 4-2 and then was slightly able to manage 11-10 lead at the break. The game looked in her hands and afterwards soon snatched eight-game points. She lost her first chance before reviving back to the game when Katethong has mistaken.

The decider began as a close game but Katethong soon after had a 9-7 lead before going in the interval at 11-7.