PV Sindhu said, US Open quarterfinal loss had a deep impact on me


New Delhi (Best Hindu News): Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has said that her quarterfinal loss to Gao Fang Jie at the US Open has left a deep emotional impact on her. Sindhu lost 20-22, 13-21 to China’s Fang Jie on Friday in the Super 300 tournament in Council Bluffs, USA.

Sindhu took to Instagram to laud Fang Jie in the quarter-finals, saying the Chinese player, whom she had beaten in the Canada Open quarter-finals earlier this month, learned from her weaknesses and defeated her this time.

Sindhu wrote in an Instagram post, “My US Open journey ended in the quarterfinals where I faced the talented Gao Feng Jie. Despite defeating him earlier in Canada, he exploited my weaknesses effectively this time to beat me in straight sets. Next time I face Gao, it will be a big fight.”

He further added, “This defeat has left a significant emotional impact on me. It is disappointing to experience defeat after every successful tournament. However, I am committed to redouble my efforts and make the remainder of the year truly remarkable.”

Congratulating Lakshya Sen, the two-time Olympic medalist said that it has been truly inspiring to watch his impressive performances. Sen’s journey took him to the semi-finals, however he suffered a loss against eventual champion Li Shi Feng.

She added, “I would like to express my genuine happiness for Lakshya, who is performing exceptionally well despite facing difficulties. It has been really inspiring to see her strong performance.”

Sindhu has not been at her best in the 2023 season. He suffered five defeats in the opening round and twice in the round of 16. In the 11 tournaments played so far this year, she reached the finals only once and the semi-finals twice.

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