The Indian female badminton team got a major defeat even after winning two consecutive matches in the ongoing Uber Cup badminton. They lost to Korea on Wednesday as 0-5.
Fans were disappointed by the performance of PV Sindhu, winner of two Olympic medals. She was defeated by an Seyoung who is 20 years of age and is currently ranked as 4th in the word chart.
In spite of losing the match, Sindhu already got qualified to the quarter final by defeating the United States of America at 4-1. In the first match too, India defeated Canada with the same score. Even though the match against Korea was majorly a formality, nobody expected India to lose at a margin of 5-0.
Sindhu was lost in the straight game. She could not even build a proper defence in the match. Her play got finished against an in only 42 minutes. The Korean star won with the results of 21-15 and 21-14. Not only that, an is becoming a great threat to the student of Gopichand. Sindhu got defeated by her in all of the last four matches.
Besides Sindhu, the paired teams of Simran Singhi-Shruti Mishra and Tanisha Crasto-Trisha Jolly also made a huge disappointment in the doubles game. Crasto and Trisha were no match in front of Kong Heeyong and Kim Hey Jeong as they went down at 21-14, 21-11. The Singhi-Mishra team was defeated in the second match against Shin Seungchen and Lee Sohee at 21-12, 21-13. In the singles game, just like Sindhu, Asmita Chahila and Akarshi Kashyap also failed. Although being unbeaten so far, Kashyap lost to Kim Gaeun at 21-10, 21-10. Though the young 21-year-old Asmita fought bravely and was impressive in her game, she could not make it to the win. She gave Yujin a scare in the long women’s singles that went on for 39 minutes. Finally, she went down as 21-18, 21-17.
Like the female team, the male team also got defeated in the last match of the group. After a breath-taking match, China Taipei snatched the winning position from Lakshya Sen’s team at a result of 2-3. On this day, Lakshya accepted defeat in front of the fourth best player of the world, Chou Tien Chen even after fighting diligently for 1 hour and 20 minutes in the first singles. The results against China Taipei were 21-19, 13-21, 21-17. In the doubles game too, the Indian pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty were lost. Kidambi Srikant grabbed a win later which was proven not much beneficial thereafter.
The Indian female badminton team could have gained the top spot in the D group if they could win against Korea. Sindhu, the Indian who is third-seeded tried everything she could at her disposal but failed to get past the Korean player. Seyoung gave remarkable display of how athletic she was throughout the match and did not falter much in her precision. She is second-seeded and rode on amazing retrieving skills of her to gallop to the lead of 6-1.