India’s PV Sindhu has allegedly lost her Group A opener to Akane Yamaguchi on Wednesday. Sindhu’s title defense in Guangzhou allegedly got off to a bad start as she lost to Yamaguchi. Sidhu however, started good, but Yamaguchi forced a decider by taking the 2nd game 21-18.
In the decider, it was all Yamaguchi’s show as Sindhu was not able to handle the Japanese shuttler’s defensive shots. Sindhu couldn’t even reach double figures as the Japanese shuttler sealed the decider 21-8 and the match in just an hour and 8 minutes time.
After losing the opening game, World No. 6 Sindhu is under substantial pressure as she needs to win her next 2 matches in order to seal a spot in the semi-final.