Sindhu loses in semis, settles for bronze

P.V. Sindhu

Guangzhou, Aug 10 : Tenth seed P.V. Sindhu lost her women’s singles semifinal match in straight games and had to settle for a bronze medal at the World Badminton Championships here Saturday.

World No.3 Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand beat the 18-year-old 21-10, 21-13 in 36 minutes at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium to extend her head-to-head to 2-0 against Sindhu.

This is only the third instance, and first in women’s singles, that an Indian will bring home a medal from the Worlds. Prakash Padukone won the men’s singles bronze in 1983 at Copenhagen while Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won another bronze in women’s doubles in the 2011 edition in London.