Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu’s title drought this year continued as she faced a straight-game defeat against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the summit clash of the USD 350,000 Thailand Open World Tour Super 500 badminton tournament in Bangkok on Sunday.
Second seed Sindhu struggled with her consistency throughout the duel as fourth-seeded Okuhara dominated the proceedings to beat the Indian 21-15 21-18 in exactly 50 minutes.
It was Sindhu’s third let-down in a final this year following her defeats in the summit clash of the India Open and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
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