All England Open 2021: Pornpawee Chochuwong eases previous PV Sindhu in straight video games semi-final win

All England Open 2021: Pornpawee Chochuwong eases previous PV Sindhu in straight video games semi-final win

Sindhu, the Olympic silver medallist, could not match the tempo, energy and precision of her youthful world quantity 11 rival Chochowong and misplaced 17-21, 9-21 in a match that lasted 43 minutes.

All England Open 2021: Pornpawee Chochuwong eases past PV Sindhu in straight games semi-final win

File picture of Pornpawee Chochuwong. AFP

Birmingham: Reigning world champion PV Sindhu suffered yet one more semi-final defeat on the prestigious All England Championships as she went down tamely in straight video games to Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand within the ladies’s singles on Saturday.

Sindhu, the Olympic silver medallist, could not match the tempo, energy and precision of her youthful world quantity 11 rival Chochowong and misplaced 17-21, 9-21 in a match that lasted 43 minutes.

The world no 7 Indian had additionally misplaced on the semi-final on the 2018 version as nicely.

Sindhu got here into the semi-final contest with an amazing 4-1 head-to-head lead over the 23-year-old Chochuwong, whom she had overwhelmed on the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in January.

However all these statistics did not matter as Chochowong confirmed immaculate defence and performed at a searing tempo to outclass the Indian.

On Friday evening, Sindhu, seeded fifth, had defeated Japan’s third seed Akane Yamaguchi 16-21, 21-16, 21-19 in an intriguing quarter-final match to make it to the final eight stage.

Sindhu had battled for an hour and 16 minutes to eke out her first win over world quantity 5 Yamaguchi in final 4 conferences.

“I’m enjoying towards her after fairly a very long time. I am certain she would have educated very arduous. The match was a very good, robust lengthy match I might say,” she had stated.

Sindhu, who had reached the finals at Swiss Open, performed an aggressive recreation, matching Yamaguchi together with her velocity and retrieving expertise however unforced errors allowed the Japanese to leap to an 11-6 lead, a deficit she could not erase because the Japanese pocketed the primary recreation.

After an error-prone begin to the second recreation, Sindhu moved to 6-2 with some very good photographs. She then led 8-4 with the Japanese lacking the strains twice. Sindhu bought 5 recreation factors and gained the sport simply.

Within the decider, Yamaguchi got here again to make it 15-15 after which seize the lead with one other very good return at 18-17.

Sindhu then made it 19-18 with a few factors after which grabbed the match factors with Yamaguchi going broad. The Japanese then hit the online as Sindhu gained the match.

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