PV Sindhu Loses to Spain in Final.

Spain Masters Final: PV Sindhu lost to Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in Madrid, Spain.

Apr 3, 2023 - 11:20
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PV Sindhu Loses to Spain in Final.
Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu.

Gregoria Mariska Tunjung trounced PV Sindhu 21-8, 21-8 in the final to win the Spain Masters BWF Super-300 Tournament in Madrid on Sunday. Tunjung won her first BWF World Tour title in style, thrashing two former world champions in a row. On Saturday, it was Carolina Marin of Spain and on Sunday, Sindhu was outclassed in just 29 minutes. 

It was a sad spectacle to watch the Indian champion blown away in the final and not able to win at least 10 points in both the games against a player whom she had beaten seven times so far. Sindhu was clueless in the final as a much improved Tunjung moved seamlessly on the court and toyed with the Indian. 

She particularly targetted the backhand of Sindhu and earned maximum points on the backhand forecourt near the net. Sindhu was hardly in the contest as Tunjung opened with a 5-1 lead and went into the break at 11-6. Targeting Sindhu near the net, Tunjung came up with some deft cross court drops, particularly on the backhand side. 

Sindhu should be encouraged by the fact that she reached her first final after the long injury layoff but she should not think much about her disastrous show in the summit clash against an insignificant opponent. Meanwhile, top seed Kenta Nishimoto of Japan defeated his compatriot and second seed Kanta Tsuneyama 15-21, 21-18, 21-19 for the men's singles title. 

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