All England World Championships 2021: PV Sindhu falls in semis
PV Sindhu is currently India's top badminton star. While she is ranked seventh globally, her best ranking to date has been second in the BWF Singles Ranking. She is a multiple medal winner for India, including five golds, besides winning one at the World Championships.
Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu suffered heartbreak after she was ousted in the semis of the All England World Championships 2021 in Birmingham on Saturday. She lost to Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong in the single's competition in straight sets (17-21, 9-21).
While Sindhu (world number 7) was the defending champion, Chochuwong was the sixth seed and ranked 11 globally. Sindhu's last World Championships loss came during the 2018 edition when she had lost in the semis as well.
"I think it was her day. Everything she was hitting was on the line; I just couldn't do anything about it. Overall, I should've controlled my unforced errors; maybe things could've been different. I knew it was going to be a good match; she's not an easy player," said Sindhu after her loss, reports PTI.
"Her strokes are perfect and she's going to be an excellent player. Everybody aims to be in the final. For now, it's over, so I have to learn from my mistakes and take the positives. I don't have a tournament for another month, so I have time to prepare and come back stronger," she added.
Sindhu would be looking to participate in a few more tournaments hereon as the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 continues, slated to be held in July. She had won a silver in Rio 2016 and would be eyeing the gold this term.