PV Sindhu has crashed out of the ongoing World Badminton Championship after losing to South Korean shuttler Sung Ji Hyun in the quarter finals of the competition on Friday. The score read 21-17, 14-21 and 21-17.
After losing the first set of the quarters, PV Sindhu came back to win the second set and take the game to the decider, but Sung looked in exemplary form to take the game in the third set. Though PV SIndhu might have finished second best during the match, the 11th seeded Indian floored her Korean opponent a number of times in the second set with her angled smashes.
Overall, one has to give credit to Sung Ji Hyun, who put up a wonderful performance, as she had an answer to evertything that was thrown at her, including those net play and powerful smashes. The Korean's defense was as solid as the Great Wall of China and PV Sindhu found it very hard to penetrate.
Sung Ji Hyun will meet Carolina Marin in the semi-finals of the competition.
With this loss, PV Sindhu failed to claim her hat-trick of world championship medal as she had won bronze in the last two editions of the tournament.
After defeating the Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the pre quarters of the competition on Thursday, the Indian shuttler was expected come up with a similar performance and beat the eighth seed Sung Ji Hyun, who played a brilliant game to reach the semi finals of the competition.
Now, India's Saina Nehwal is the lone survivor from India as she will take on Wang Yihan in the quarter finals of the championship later on Friday.