US Open: Sindhu Says Emotional Toll Has Been High, Sen Loses Too
COUNCIL BLUFFS, NC (IANS) – Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has said that her quarterfinal loss to Gao Fang Jie at the US Open has had a profound emotional effect on her, particularly in light of the difficult and demanding year she has experienced.
Sindhu suffered an upset defeat against China’s Fang Jie in straight games 20-22, 13-21 in the Super 300 tournament on July 15.
“My US Open journey came to an end in the quarterfinals, where I faced the talented Gao Fang Jie. Despite having previously defeated her in Canada, she outplayed me in straight sets this time, making effective use of my weaknesses. I must commend her for being fully prepared and delivering an impressive performance. Next time I face you Gao, should be a battle,” Sindhu wrote in an Instagram post.
“It’s disheartening to experience a disappointing defeat after each successful tournament. However, I am determined to channel my emotions into redoubling my efforts and making the remainder of the year truly remarkable,” she added.
India’s challenge at US Open 2023 badminton tournament came to an end after Lakshya Sen lost in the men’s singles semi-finals, here.
Lakshya, currently ranked 12th in the BWF badminton rankings, lost 17-21, 24-22, 17-21 to Li Shi Feng of China in the semifinals of the BWF Super 300 tournament on July 15 night.
Despite the defeat, Lakshya holds a 5-4 head-to-head record over Li Shi Feng. The Indian beat Li Shi Feng in the final of the Canada Open recently.