In little under 40 minutes, a billion hearts broke as Sindhu lost her semi-final against Tai in straight sets. In the first game, she dominated but Tai came into her own in the second and there was no looking back. Tai will now play the final.
Post match, PV Sindhu said, “I’m a bit sad because it’s the semifinals, but I tried my best, it’s just not my day. I fought until the end,” said Sindhu after the match. In the second game I gave away a huge lead but still I was fighting back because you never know, it can change at any moment. It’s the Olympics, you have to fight until the last point and I have done that.”
“I was prepared for her skills, so I don’t think that troubled me a lot. At the end of the day the level of the semifinals is going to be really high – you can’t expect easy points. I just couldn’t be on the winning side.”
Tai Tzu Ying, the touch artist was at her scintillating best, outclassing PV Sindhu in straight games 21-18, 21-12 in the women’s singles semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
But all is not over the Indian. She still can win a bronze if she beats He Bingjiao of China in the playoff on Sunday. Binjiao lost to top seed Chen Yufei of China in three games 16-21, 21-13, 21-12. Though Bingjiao enjoys a 9-6 win-loss record, Sindhu had defeated her in their last meeting at the World Tour Finals in 2019.