PV Sindhu lost the Indonesia Open 2019 women's singles final against Akane Yamaguchi 15-21, 16-21 in 51 minutes at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta on Sunday.
🇮🇳’s @Pvsindhu1 gave her all but unfortunately came up short 15-21, 16-21 against a spirited @AKAne_GUcchi66 of 🇯🇵 in the final of #BlibliIndonesiaOpen2019.— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) July 21, 2019
It was still a fabulous week for Sindhu!
Keep your head high girl!
Way to go!👏👍🏻#IndiaontheRise #badminton pic.twitter.com/qmrXdXgPE0
A humble @AKAne_GUcchi66 made it two wins on the day for Japan 🇯🇵 with victory over @Pvsindhu1— BWF (@bwfmedia) July 21, 2019
21 21 🇯🇵Akane YAMAGUCHI🏅
15 16 🇮🇳PUSARLA V. Sindhu
📸 @badmintonphoto pic.twitter.com/jfumiRtYR7
A memorable week💪— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) July 21, 2019
And a Silver 🥈Medal👏@Pvsindhu1#Indonesian outing can be summed up pretty much this way.
To many more such successful encounters!👊#IndiaontheRise #badminton pic.twitter.com/j5pWRwb38c
Thank you 😊 https://t.co/NCeoPIk7Lr— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) July 21, 2019
The Hyderabi shuttler, who was contesting her first final of 2019, wasn't at her best while countering Yamaguchi's tactics and made a number of basic errors. Sindhu, who is yet to win a title this year, admitted that it was her mistakes that cost her the gold medal.
"She played well of course and there were long rallies but then I made a few mistakes. In the first set, I was leading by two to three points and I could have continued that but I made a few mistakes and gave her the lead and then she finished off the first game. If I would have won the first game may be it would have been a bit different. Second game I gave her a huge lead and then I had to cover and come back but she finished it off," said Sindhu after the match.