Dubai Superseries Finals: Sun Yu pips Sindhu

World No. 6 Sun Yu thwarted Sindhu's efforts to overcome her in straight games to notch her second straight win in the Dubai Superseries Finals.

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P. V. Sindhu lost her second straight match against World No. 6 Sun Yu.   -  AFP

P. V. Sindhu lost her second Group B match at the prestigious BWF World Super Series Final going down to Sun Yu of China in straight games here this evening.

Sindhu, who recently clinched the China Super Series Premier and reached the finals at Hong Kong Open, lost 15-21 17-21 to World No. 6 Chinese in a contest that lasted 49 minutes.

Sindhu, who had defeated higher-ranked Akane Yamaguchi of Japan during her opening match yesterday, found the going tough against her Chinese opponent.

World No. 2 Carolina Marin of Spain also figures in her same group and Sindhu will have task cut out when she faces the Spaniard tomorrow.

In the opening round, Sindhu was always playing catch-up and never looked in contention, as the Chinese clinched the first game rather comfortably.

World No. 10 Sindhu, however, put up some fight in the second game taking a lead and maintained a slight edge till 15-13 but the Chinese came from behind and made it 15-15 before bagging two more points to go ahead 17-15.

Although Sindhu won the next two points, the Chinese won three consecutive points thereafter to clinch the match.