PV Sindhu lost the finals of the Hong Kong Open Super Series against Tzu Ying. Here are 5 things we learned from PV Sindhu’s performance in the final of Hong Kong Open.
PV Sindhu fought well in the second set
In the first set, PV Sindhu surrendered meekly. However, she came back strongly in the second set and at one point was leading 11-10, only to give it all away after the break. The second set was a much improved showing from the Indian, compared to the first. The final score line read 15-21, 17-21 and the clash lasted for 41 minutes.
Revenge for Tzu Ying
PV Sindhu beat Tzu Ying recently in the Rio Olympics during the round of 16. Tzu Ying wanted to avenge that defeat and she succeeded. This victory at the Super Series final would’ve more than quenched her thirst. The head to head stats currently stand at 5-3, in favor of the Chinese Taipei’s girl.
PV Sindhu displayed admirable character
Even though Sindhu was clearly struggling in the game, she fought until the very end. This never-say-die attitude even during the tough times will definitely help her go a long way. It has to be noted that while Sindhu is ranked 9th, her opponent was ranked 3rd in World.
PV Sindhu failed to win her second successive Super Series titles
PV Sindhu aimed for her second successive Super Series title. Having won her maiden Super Series title in China, she could’ve made it two out of two in November. However, she faltered at the finals of Hong Kong Open.
Both the finalists had won a Super series this year before this final. While Sindhu had won China Super Series, Tzu Ying had won Indonesian Super Series.
Sindhu’s overall play was a little lacking
The Indian was found wanting in her net-play against a swift-moving rival. The range of shots, pace and swift movement of Tzu Ying was simply superior to that of PV Sindhu during this game.