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BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu loses to An Se-young in final
BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu loses to An Se-young in final

Bali, Dec 5 (TIWN) India's star shuttler PV Sindhu lost the final of the BWF World Tour Finals to South Korea's An Se-young in straight games 16-21, 12-21 here on Sunday.

"It was a good game. An is a good player, so I don't think it was going to be easy. I was prepared for a good match," Sindhu said after the title clash.  "From the beginning, I should not have given her lead because in the end I came back covering few points. It is a bit sad but lot to learn.  "It has been a good three weeks in Bali. So lot of positives to take from here and it's time to go back, recover and get prepared for the world championships," added the 26-year-old.  On the day, An was brilliant in net play as well as with her baseline game, never allowing Sindhu to make a comeback into the match that lasted only 39 minutes.   The Indian had a forgettable start and was left to fight a tough battle after lagging 0-4.  Sindhu played a good rally to log her first points with a cross court return. She tried to narrow the gap by engaging her rival in rallies but An was quick on her feet and showed better anticipation to always keep her nose ahead.  The Korean doubled the lead to 16-8 after resumption. Sindhu tried to make up the deficit with a few good points but the Korean managed to collect eight game points.  Sindhu saved four game points by putting pressure on her opponent's backhand, while the Korean also sent one long. An, however, sealed the opening game with a body return.

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