PV Sindhu loses to Carolina Marin

By : 02-Jan-2017
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HYDERABAD: Carolina Marin fought off a spirited challenge from PV Sindhu in the Premier Badminton League 2017 blockbuster opener to take the first match 11-8, 12-14, 11-2 giving Hyderabad Hunters a 1-0 lead over Chennai Smashers.

Marin did not let India's favourite Sindhu any leeway in the third game after losing the second with her sizzling stamina.


Marin with her mettle and iron had disallowed Sindhu to steal the first game. The Spaniard was down 2-4 at one stage, but improved unanimously making 6-4.

Sindhu did a tough battle back to back making 6-6 after the break. Marin never let her contender lead the game leafing 8-6, 9-7 and 10-7 before Sindhu got an extra point.

Marin was however not a kind of player who would let go her victory off her hands. She snatched the game effortlessly yielding to 11-8 score.

Marin took a 3-0 lead while making couple of errors that got Sindhu back to 2-3.

Some sensational drop shots from Marin had led Sindhua to harvest  plus point at the net to drag it back to 5-5. She pulled her third point in a row to crack into the mid-game break leading 6-5.

Two slips from Sindhu had sent Marin back to 7-7. Marin raced further in the ring to a 4-0 lead in the third, including a 52-shot fight.

Sindhu looked completely devastated losing her heat while Marin had conquered the game with 6-1 lead.

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