India’s challenge in the Indonesia Open Super Series tournament ended with shuttlers HS Prannoy and PV Sindhu came crashing down after losing in the quarter-finals.
HS Prannoy’s march ended against China's world no 3 Shi Yuqi in the men's singles. Having beaten earlier China's Lin Dan in the first game, and then Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei in the second game, Prannoy had to taste defeat losing the match 17-21, 18-21 in the quarter-finals to Shi Yuqi in a match that lasted for just 39 minutes. Though Prannoy fought hard in both the games, finally lost the game against his Chinese opponent who played better.
PV Sindhu, on the other hand, lost to HE Bingjiao of China 14-21, 15-21, in a match that lasted only 37 minutes. In the first game, Sindhu moves up with a 5-4 lead at the beginning. But later, in a head-to-head match, the Chinese grabbed a comfortable lead later and did not let Sindhu settle. After the mid-break, the Bingjiao upped her ante by taking six points in a row and eventually winning the game 21-14. In the second game, the Chinese held the upper hand from the beginning itself with a lead of 6-3. And finally, Sindhu was totally outclassed, losing the second game 15-21. UNI