- PV Sindhu was defeated by Tai Tzu-Ying in two games, 18-21 and 16-21.
- Throughout the pre-quarterfinal, there were numerous intense rallies and strategic shots.
- In the quarterfinals, Tzu-Ying will take against Carolina Marin of Spain.
On Thursday, Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-Ying eliminated two-time Olympic champion PV Sindhu from the Indonesia Open 2023.
In the Round of 16, Sindhu lost to Tzu-Ying by scores of 18-21, 16-21. Due to the defeat, Sindhu now trails Tzu-Ying in their head-to-head record, 5-19. In the quarterfinals, Tzu-Ying will take against Carolina Marin of Spain.
Tzu-Ying faced off against Sindhu in an intense match and displayed her tremendous skills. The encounter kept viewers on the edge of their seats with its intense rallies and brilliant shots. Tzu-Ying seized an early lead by scoring four points in a row as Sindhu struggled to find her flow.
However, Sindhu, a former world number one, was able to gather herself and score a point when her rival made an unforced error. Sindhu was duped by Tzu-Ying with a clever drop shot that grazed the net, making it difficult for her to adequately react. Tzu-Ying was the match’s dominant player, using her quickness and court coverage to keep Sindhu on the defensive. Despite her best attempts, Sindhu found it difficult to read her opponent’s shots, which resulted in a number of missed opportunities.
The gap between the two players grew as the opening game went on as Tzu-Ying showed off her versatility with strong jump smashes and smart angled shots. Sindhu’s dreams were crushed when Tzu-Ying won the first game when her shot went beyond the backline.
In the second game, Sindhu fought back, hoping to tip the balance in her favour. She restored parity and even seized the lead for the first point in the match with renewed focus and intensity, stoking expectations of a comeback. Tzu-Ying proved to be a dangerous rival, taking advantage of Sindhu’s sporadic attention lapses. Sindhu was confused by the Chinese Taipei player’s barrage of surprising shots and unstoppable smashes. Tzu-Ying continued to score six points in a row, effectively giving her the victory.