Tokyo [Japan], July 26 (ANI): Ace shuttler PV Sindhu crashed out of the continued Japan Open 2023 on Wednesday, dropping 21-12 and 21-13 to China’s Zhang Yiman in a round-of-32 conflict.
The Indian shuttler discovered it arduous to match the depth of her opponent on the day as she went down tamely in straight units.
She struggled to select up factors whereas Yiman cruised to a snug victory.
In an Asian Games 12 months, Sindhu is having a foul season, making a first-round exit in six of her 12 BWF tournaments.
Ealier this month, Sindhu crashed out of the Korea Open Super 500 badminton event, dropping to Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei 18-21, 21-10, 13-21 in 58 minutes. Sindhu’s disappointing performances have seen her to slide to seventeenth within the BWF world rankings, her worst stoop in a decade.
Her earlier highest rating was 2nd in 2016.
After being with out a coach for 2 years, Sindhu named Malaysia’s Muhammad Hafiz Hashim as her private coach final week.
Hashim will tie up with the ace Indian badminton star till the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
Results at Japan Open can be thought-about within the participant’s qualifying rankings for the multi-sport occasion at Paris.
The qualification window for badminton began earlier, on May 1.
The Indian shuttler had been coaching on and off with Hashim at Hyderabad’s Suchitra Badminton Academy (SBA). (ANI)