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Tai shatters PV Sindhu’s dream of Olympic gold

Published: 31st Jul 2021 4:51 pm

Hyderabad: The Olympic gold will continue to elude PV Sindhu. The Indian star went down to the skillful Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei 21-18, 21-12 in 38 minutes in the women’s singles semifinals on Saturday.

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The Indian will now play for the bronze medal against Chinese left-hander He Biang Jio, who lost to Chen Yu Fei.

The Chinese Taipei continued her stranglehold over the Indian shuttler. Tai had a psychological advantage as she won 13 matches over Sindhu. Playing a near perfection game, Tai was the superior player. She never allowed Sindhu any smash shot and instead played the low and wide of the Indian. As the game progressed, Sindhu ran out of ideas and her game collapsed.

However, in the first game it looked like Sindhu had come with a game plan and went into an 11-8 lead. But Tai came back strongly. She began to play early and deceived Sindhu with deceptive drop shots.

In the second set, it was Tai all the way to set up a summit clash with China’s Chen Yu Fei.

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