Malaysia Masters 2024 Final, highlights: PV Sindhu loses 21-16, 5-21, 16-21 to China’s Wang Zhi Yi

Malaysia Masters 2024 highlights: Follow Sportstar’s updates of the women’s singles final between P.V Sindhu and Wang Zhi Yi in Kuala Lampur.

Updated : May 26, 2024 13:58 IST

FILE PHOTO: PV Sindhu takes on Wang Zhi Yi in women singles of Malaysia Masters 2024 final.
FILE PHOTO: PV Sindhu takes on Wang Zhi Yi in women singles of Malaysia Masters 2024 final. | Photo Credit: AP

FILE PHOTO: PV Sindhu takes on Wang Zhi Yi in women singles of Malaysia Masters 2024 final. | Photo Credit: AP

Follow Sportstar’s highlights from Malaysia Masters 2024 final where P.V. Sindhu will take on Wang Zhi Yi.

  • May 26, 2024 13:57
    Final report

    A good run for Sindhu though as she prepares for the upcoming Paris Olympics. 

    Malaysia Masters 2024: Sindhu’s title drought continues as she loses to China’s Wang in final

    Two-time Olympic medallist P. V. Sindhu lost to Wang Zhi Yi of China in the Malaysia Masters finals on Sunday.

  • May 26, 2024 13:56

    Terrific performance by the second seed Wang Zhi Yi. Her superb return game and swiftness was unmatched by PV Sindhu who had her moments in the first and third game. Sindhu was hurt by her error in judgements and some poor luck. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:52
    16-21! Wang wins

    Sindhu goes long and isn’t able to keep the shuttle inside the court. An absolutely brilliant comeback by Wang after being 3-11 down at one point in third game. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:51

    Long shot by Wang, Sindhu leaves it as out but referee calls it in. Sindhu challenges and wins it. Sindhu is still in. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:50

    Wang has been brilliant in a her return game but Sindhu keeps the fight going. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:49

    There’s not much Sindhu can do now but to go for the attack but the luck hasn’t been her way in the last two games. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:48

    Sindhu errs again on the net and Wang takes a four-point lead. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:47

    Sindhu is visibly tired. Wang has been very smart in the way she has worked Sindhu in the last 10 minutes. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:46

    Sindhu wins this point. Mixed caution with aggression in this long rally. Wang isn’t able to get past net, returning Sindhu’s down the line smash. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:44

    Some brilliant display of how quality return game by Wang. Sindhu isn’t able to get past her. Two point lead for the Chinese. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:42

    Ties! Sindhu tries to power hit it in the middle but ends up hitting at the net. Sindhu under pressure now. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:42

    A brilliant comeback by Wang. One point lead now only for Sindhu and Wang control the second half of this third game. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:40

    Both players looking to contain the rally. Wang hits long, an error of judgement by Sindhu on the backline. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:39

    Wang errs again as she hits outside the sideline. Sindhu still has a five-point buffer. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:38

    Sindhu is still trying to make sure she hits her power shots whenever possible. Wang isn’t able to return this time. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:36

    Brilliant returns from Wang but Sindhu is keeping up in the rally. Wang takes advantage of a tired Sindhu. Five straight points for the Chinese. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:34

    Wang is staging a comeback of sorts. Sindhu isn’t able to return well. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:34

    In a bid to be aggressive, Sindhu errs as she tries to smash down the court and but hits it a touch to wide. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:33

    Sindhu continues to keep Wang on back court. A brilliant rally and Wang has the last laugh. A 56-shot rally!

  • May 26, 2024 13:30

    Sindhu takes the lead at halfway stage! A superb start to the decider game. A good buffer as well. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:29

    Sindhu continues to control the rally and the game. A middle of the court smash and Wang has no answers. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:28

    Two down the court smashes by Sindhu but Wang returns well. A long rally and Wangs errs as she hits the net. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:27

    Wang pushes Sindhu on backfoot with a smash. The Indian though returns well and recovers on time but ends up hitting the net.

  • May 26, 2024 13:26

    Wang attacks but Sindhu is defending well. An absolutely brilliant cross court smash by Sindhu to end the rally. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:24

    Looks like Sindhu has actually forgotten about the last game. Great comeback after that drubbing. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:23

    Sindhu is in a completely different Rythm now. Charging Wang and goes for the attacking strokes. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:21

    But Sindhu is making sure she continues to attack on the body. Another winner has Wang on all fours. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:20

    But Wang answers back. Sindhu tries to continue her attacking game but the return from the Chinese player was much better as she finishes with a cross court smash. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:19

    Third game. 

    Wang to serve. Sindhu back with her attacking game. Power shot on the body rattles Wang. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:16
    5-21! Wang settles score in second game

    Forgettable game for Sindhu. Ends it with another error, a power shot landing outside the sideline. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:15

    Finally, serve switches for Sindhu as Wang isn’t able to return a drop. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:14

    The error in judgement has also been a problem in this game for Sindhu. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:14

    Wang hasn’t had to do much in this game as Sindhu continues to err. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:12

    Nothing working for Sindhu in this game. The return quality has dropped. Too many errors. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:11

    A longer rally. Sindhu keeps it simple. Containing the rally and Wangs ends up hitting too long outside the backline. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:10

    Sindhu goes for a crosscourt power shot and but hits it way outside the line. Wang leads 3-11 now. Sindhu has lost all her reviews. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:08

    Wang continues to increase her lead. Sindhu has no response to the quick-feet from China. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:07

    Long rallies continue. Wangs hits one and it lands on the line. Sindhu challenges though but the review is unsuccessful. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:06

    Wang isn’t giving any breathing space to Sindhu, who continues to err. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:04

    Wang is now controlling the game. Wang is keeping it simple. Keeping Sindhu on backfoot. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:03

    Another error by Sindhu. Wang has the early two-point lead now. The rallies have mostly revolved around power shots now. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:02

    Sindhu makes a comeback as this time its Wang who errs. Long shots and Wang goes for a power hit but hits at nets. 

  • May 26, 2024 13:01

    Second game. 

    Wang serves. Long rally filled with plenty of long shots. Sindhu errs and Wang takes early lead. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:58

    Sindhu wins the first game as Wang is unable to return past net. 21-16 for Sindhu!

  • May 26, 2024 12:57

    Wang had Sindhu on the backfoot in this rally but somehow manages to err as she hits it long and it falls outside backline. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:56

    Sindhu loses two points on the trot. Wang is very much in the game especially with her serving. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:55

    A good rally and Sindhu wins this time. Long shots and no one wanted to play that risky hit. Sindhu contains well and Wang loses the serve. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:54

    Wang is coming back into the game. Last two rallies has Sindhu on the backfoot with some power shots by Wang. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:52

    Wang tries to serve long but errs as the shuttle falls way behind the line. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:51

    Sindhu has upped her power game in the last 10 minutes or so. Attacking Wang’s body and the 24-year-old from China isn’t able to return well. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:50

    Sindhu finally errs. Another attempted power hit but it goes outside the side line. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:49

    Sindhu is returning well, moving Wang across the court. Wang hits one long and ends up getting out. She challenges but referee confirms it is out. Sindhu is controlling the game.

  • May 26, 2024 12:47

    Change in shuttle as Sindhu serves after short break. Quick shots on the body by Sindhu and Wangs isn’t able to control her return. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:46

    Sindhu smashes this time. A cross-court smash and Wang has to dive to reach the shuttle. She hits it but couldn’t go past net. Sindhu takes a half-time lead.

  • May 26, 2024 12:45

    Sindhu keeping Wang back. Surprises with power shots as well but Wang is ready to tackle. Sindhu ends up hitting too long and is outside. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:43

    Sindhu continues with her long shot tactic. Her height helps as Wang has to hit too far from Sindhu’s reach and ends up hitting out. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:42

    Wang comes back after dropping two points. Powers her shot just past Sindhu’s reach down the court. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:41

    Terrific defence by Sindhu this time. Wang attacks her on the body but Sindhu keeps it going. Wang surprises with a cross-court drop but it lands just outside. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:40

    Wang with another smash. Sindhu tries to move her on all four corners of the court but to less effect. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:39

    Another longer rally. Sindhu keeping shots long. Wang is quick on her feet and Sindhu nets. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:37

    Sindhu has comeback well in the last two rallies. Wang serves with 3-3, Sindhu hits long and Wang nets on the return. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:34
    Sindhu 1-2 Wang

    Long rally for the third point. Sindhu tries to contain Wang with long shots and smashes down the court to get her first point of the game. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:32
    1st game

    Wang to serve first. Sindhu returns high and Wang smashes it down the earn first point. 1-0. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:27
    All set

    Sindhu and Wang are here at the Axiata Arena - Court 1. The players are warming up. 

    Big game for Sindhu. It has been a while since she has won a title or even qualify for the final. 

    Scores will read Sindhu-Wang for the game updates. 

  • May 26, 2024 12:18
    Women’s doubles final update

    Japan’s Iwanaga and Nakanishi pair has beaten Korean pair of Lee and Shin 17-21, 21-19, 21-18. 

  • May 26, 2024 11:32
    When will PV Sindhu’s match begin?

    The women singles final will be played right after the ongoing women doubles final between Iwanaga-Nakanishi and Lee-Shin concludes. Approximate start time 11:45 AM IST. 

    Well, the women doubles match has stretched to the third set that means Sindhu will have to wait a bit longer for her game to start. 

  • May 26, 2024 11:18
    Sindhu vs Wang head-to-head

    Sindhu had lost to Wang at the Arctic Open last year but has defeated the Chinese twice in three meetings.

  • May 26, 2024 11:09
    Wang Zhi Yi’s Road to final

    China’s Wang Zhi Yi, ranked seventh, was the second seed coming into the tournament. 

    - beat Aakarshi Kashyap 24-22, 21-13 in round of 32 

    - beat Ester Nurumi Tri Wardoyo 21-10, 21-11 in round of 16

    - beat Gao Fang Jie 23-21, 21-17 in quarterfinal 

    - beat Zhang Yi Maan 21-9, 21-11 in semifinal

  • May 26, 2024 11:00
    Sindhu’s first final of the year!

    P.V. Sindhu, ranked 15th, was the fifth seed coming into the tournament. She hasn’t won a title in the last two years - she had won the 2022 Singapore Open and finished runner-up at Madrid Spain Masters last year.

  • May 26, 2024 10:55
    Sindhu’s road to final

    beat Kirsty Gilmour 21-17, 21-16 in round of 32 

    beat Sim Yu Jin 21-13, 12-21, 21-14 in round of 16

    beat Han Yue 21-13, 14-21, 21-12 in quarterfinal

    beat Busanan Ongbamrungphan 13-21, 21-16, 21-12 in semifinal

  • May 26, 2024 10:44
    Live streaming info

    The Malaysia Masters 2024 will be live streamed on Jio Cinema app and website. 

  • May 26, 2024 10:36

    Welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the Malaysia Masters 2024 women singles final between PV Sindhu and Wang Zhi Yi in Kuala Lampur. Stay tuned for the live updates. 

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