first_imgPV Sindu lost to Carolina Marin in the quarter-final of the Indonesia Masters in Jakarta on Friday. Marin was too good on the day for Sindhu, beating her by 11-21, 12-21 margin and too in just 37 minutes.Marin after this win, now has eight wins against Sindhu and out of the 13 overall encounters, Sindhu has won five times.Marin seemed equally unstoppable Friday as she marched to a 6-1 lead with her better court coverage and angled returns. The screams and fist pumps were out right from the start as Sindhu looked for an opening.The Indian exchanged rallies and made it to 5-8 before Marin grabbed a six-point lead at the break with a cross court smash and a long return from Sindhu.Sindhu reduced the margin to 10-14 but Marin was going great guns and eventually pocketed the first game when the Indian went wide and [email protected] bows out of the #DaihatsuIndonesiaMasters after going down to World No 3 @CarolinaMarin 12-21;11-21 in the quarter-finals. Tough luck girl!#badminton #IndiaontheRise Media (@BAI_Media) January 25, 2019In the second game, Sindhu couldn’t keep the shuttle inside the court, allowing Marin to again zoom to a 5-0 lead.A net error from Marin helped Sindhu break the run of points but the Indian continued to commit too many unforced errors.Sindhu failed to see the initiatives during the fast paced rallies. A huge body smash took Marin to 11-3 at the interval.Marin was on fire and gathered points at will, moving to 15-5 with another smash.advertisementMarin eventually sealed the contest when Sindhu hit the net.Sindhu, seeded second, had defeated local favourite Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 23-21, 21-7 in just over half an hour to make it to the last-eight stage of her season-opener.The 23-year-old from Hyderabad, who had won silver medals at the Commonwealth Games, World Championship and Asian Games before clinching the World Tour Final title last year.Earlier, Saina Nehwal hardly broke a sweat on way to her second consecutive semifinal of the season but Kidambi Srikanth made an exit after losing his quarterfinalEight seed Saina, who had reached the semifinals last week at Malaysia Masters, beat Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-7 21-18 to make it to the last four of women’s singles.Srikanth, however, had to settle for a second quarterfinal finish after losing 18-21 19-21 to local hero and Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie.last_img

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