Tokyo Olympics semifinals: PV Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu Ying in straight sets, to play for bronze on Sunday

Tokyo Olympics Badminton: PV Sindhu ousted in Olympic Semifinals, wonder-girl Tai Tzu defeats the Indian 21-18, 21-12
Tokyo Olympics Badminton: PV Sindhu ousted in Olympic Semifinals, wonder-girl Tai Tzu defeats the Indian 21-18, 21-12

Tokyo Olympics semifinals: PV Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu Ying in straight sets, to play for bronze on Sunday-  India shuttler PV Sindhu will not be able to return with a silver or gold in the women’s singles event after losing to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-Ying in the semi-finals of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics here at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 1 on Saturday. Tzu-Ying defeated Sindhu 21-18, 21-12 in the semifinals. Sindhu will now play for bronze on Sunday.

Tokyo Olympics semifinals: PV Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu Ying in straight sets, to play for bronze on Sunday

The Indian shuttler matched her opponent shot for shot, but it did not prove to be enough as Tzu-Ying ended up taking the first game 21-18. Sindhu needed to win the next game to stay alive in the semi-final. The number two seed Tzu-Ying continued from where she left off in the first game and despite Sindhu throwing her best shots, it was not enough and the Indian shuttler lost the semi-final clash in straight games. The entire match lasted for 40 minutes.

On Friday, Sindhu had stormed into the semi-finals of the women’s singles event after defeating Japan’s number four seed Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals.
Sindhu defeated Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20. The quarterfinal clash between Sindhu and Yamaguchi had lasted for 56 minutes.

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Tokyo Olympics semifinals: PV Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu Ying in straight sets, to play for bronze on Sunday

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying Highlights

Game 2 to Tai Tzu Ying

  • Tai Tzu Ying wins Game 2 by a heavy margin of 21-12 
  • 18-10 in favor of Chinese, Sindhu struggling
  • Sindhu needs to raise her game as Tai Tzu Ying dominating 16-8
  • Tai Tzu Ying is back to lead 11-7
  • PV Sindhu leads Tai Tzu Ying 3-2.

Game 1 to Tai Tzu Ying

Tai Tzu Ying wins Game 1 21-18 in a toe-to-toe battle against PV Sindhu. The two players brought their A-game on the court giving a stiff battle to each other. The opening set was evenly poised for a number of instances but Tai Tzu Ying kept her nerves to come from behind to lead PV Sindhu in Game 1.

Tokyo Olympics semifinals: PV Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu Ying in straight sets, to play for bronze on Sunday

@15:55: PV Sindhu and Tai Tzu Ying warming up at the court. It’s the second seed Chinese vs 6th seed from India

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@14.40: The losers of the semi-finals will contest the bronze-medal match while the winners will play the gold-medal match on Sunday.

@14.30: PV Sindhu is searching for her 6th win over Tai Tzu Ying

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(with inputs from ANI)

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