This is indeed a piece of very sad news for India as the world champion PV Sidhu has reportedly crashed out in the opening round of Super 500 of Korea Open. By the looks of it, PV Sindhu crashed on the opening round which took place on Wednesday after losing out in three distinctive games to Beiwen Zhang.
In the previous week itself, Sindhu had also crashed out of Asia’s China Open in the pre-quarterfinals. Moreover, Sindhu couldn’t find a way to defeat Zhang from America and then lost the game 21-7, 22-24, 15-21. It is important to note that Sindhu also defeated Zhang while she was en route to the World Championships at the beginning of the but. Nevertheless, the 11th topmost player in the world finally got back to the Indian player.
PV Sindhu lost her first match in the Korean Open
By the looks of it, it was a very tough loss for the 5th-seeded PV Sindhu because she did match point during the 2nd game. However, American did hang in the game and then closed out to match comfortably in the long run. Beiwen finally broke the streak of losing to Sindhu by winning the game. The Asian born American player did also prevail over the Indian player twice in 2018 at both Denmark Open and India Open.
In the meantime, B. Sai Praneeth has made a very early exit from the Badminton Open for men. Nevertheless, Praneeth had to retire in the middle of the game during the first-round Badminton match against Denmark’s Anders Antonsen.
Even Praneeth has lost his first-ever game with 9-21 and has been trailing with 7-11 in the second round. It was during the second run that Praneeth chose to take voluntary retirement.