PV Sindhu is eliminated by Carolina Marin

India’s PV Sindhu Second round exit from Singapore Badminton Open 2024 BWF Super 750 at Kallang on Thursday. Meanwhile, in women’s doubles, the pair of Teresa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand advanced to the quarter-finals.

PV Sindhu, who won a medal twice in the Olympics, lost to the 3rd ranked player in the world Carolina Marin Spain 13-21, 21-11, 22-20 in one hour and eight minutes after a three-game thriller.

This was Sindhu’s sixth straight defeat against Marin. The Indian badminton player He last won the 2018 Malaysia Open quarterfinals against his Spanish rival. The two shuttlers famously faced each other in the final of the Rio 2016 Olympics, where Marin had the last laugh.

Sindhu, currently ranked 12th in the world badminton rankings, started Thursday’s tournament on a positive note. He established his dominance early and easily took the first game. However, world No. 3 Marin regained his composure after winning the second game to force a decider.

Despite leading 18-15 at one point, Sindhu lost the third game as Marin returned to her thriller. As a result, Marin now leads Sindhu 12-6 in the head-to-head record.

India’s leading player in men’s singles H.S. Pranai He exited the Singapore Open in the second round. Pranai, ranked 10th in the badminton rankings, lost 21-13, 14-21, 21-15 to world number 11 Kenta Nishimoto of Japan in 78 minutes.

Teresa Jolly And Gayatri GopichandHowever, India kept the challenge alive in Singapore after advancing to the quarter-finals.

The Indian pair defeated All England champions Baek Ha Na and Lee So Hee of Korea Republic 21-9, 14-21, 21-15 in 59 minutes.

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World-ranked 30th-ranked Tresa-Gayatri will face Olympic bronze medalists Kim So-yong and Kang Hee-yong of South Korea in Friday’s quarter-finals.

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