PV Sindhu Endures Crushing Defeat in Swiss Open 2021 Finals, Settles for Silver
Galloping around the court and pouncing on PV Sindhu’s progressively jittery serves, Carolina Marin played as fiercely as she could, ultimately clinching the women’s single title. According to NDTV Sports, the 21-12, 21-5 Swiss Open final defeat saw Sindhu score the least points against the rampaging Spaniard in 14 meetings.
Marin got off to a brilliant start in the second game, winning four consecutive points. She utterly dominated the second game and didn’t allow Sindhu to even reach the double-figure mark. Marin won the second game 21-5 to clinch the women’s singles title.
Sindhu, who had won the coveted World Championship gold medal in 2019, couldn’t match the speed and accuracy of top seed Marin during her 12-21 5-21 defeat in the final that lasted only 35 minutes.
Playing her first final in 18 months, Sindhu, ranked 7th in the world, entered the match with a 5-8 head-to-head record against Marin, having lost her last two matches against the former world no 1.
The second-seeded Indian, who didn’t drop a game in the last four matches this week, however, failed to summon her ‘A’ game under pressure as Marin came up trumps to claim her third title of the year.
Marin, the current world no 3, had also defeated Sindhu in the final of the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Sindhu, who didn’t have a good outing in the last three events in Thailand in January, seemed completely clueless against a rampaging Marin, who outclassed the Indian with her pace, power and precision during the summit clash.