PV Sindhu playing badminton
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Losing hopes to win the title of Singapore Open, ace Indian badminton player PV Sindhu lost her game in the semi finals of Singapore Open 2019 against second seeded Nozomi Okuhara of Japan by 7-21, 11-21 on Saturday. The defeat leads to draw the curtains for India in the tournament. Sindhu had won against the Japanese in their last two meetings and even earn the pretty good 7-6 advantage in the head-on-head battle with Okuhara. Both the players faced each other in the world best women’s singles match of 2017 World Championships which is considered to be the epic game in the history of Badminton. Sindhu who won four out of six matches against the 24-year-old Okuhara faced the defeat badly this time as she seems to be completely out of sorts in the game while in-form Japanese showed great performance in the game. At the time of first match, the Indian mounted unforced errors at the sidellines and net right in the beginning but was not in a mood to make any mistake this time against the Indian. Japanese took the lead of 11-5 before the interval after changing the pace of her rallies.
In the second game after smashing four wide shots against the Indian, Okuhara finally sealed the match to face World No.1 in the finals.

Earlier in the tournament Sindhu sealed the match with a clinical win of 21-13 17-21 21-14 in quarter finals against BWF World Junior Championship bronze medallist Cai Yanyan on Friday.

Japanese star Okuhara will next lock horns with World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of China to clinch the title of Singapore Open on her name. Chinese had earlier defeated Akane Yamaguchi in the game by 15-21, 24-22, 21-19 to secure her spot in the finals. The 24-year-old Chinese won the game against Yamaguchi  in just 57 minutes of action.