PV Sindhu’s hopes of winning her first World Championships gold medal faced a familiar roadblock, which goes by the name of Carolina Marin. The Spaniard absolutely dominated over her opponent in the second game, to win her third World Championships gold. Sindhu started off strongly, leading by 14-11 in the first game at one stage. But a lapse in concentration saw her losing five points on the trot, and eventually giving away five points in the trot. From there on, the match completely shifted momentum, as Marin just pounced on every opportunity to push for a win. Sindhu lost 21-19, 21-10 in the final and had to settle for a silver medal for the second straight time in World Championships.
PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin Highlights: Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu continued her incredible run of form in the World Championships, earning a second successive final spot after seeing off Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi at the women’s singles semifinals in Bengaluru on Saturday. World number three Sindhu, who had finished runners-up at the Glasgow edition last year after losing to another Japanese Nozomi Okuhara in an epic summit showdown, notched up a superb 21-16 24-22 win over world number two Yamaguchi in a 55-minute hard-fought match. “It was a good match overall. I hope this time it would be a better result then the last time. I have to prepare well for tomorrow, so its not yet over,” Sindhu said after the match.
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