Basel, March 7
World champion PV Sindhu was comprehensively beaten by Carolina Marin of Spain in a lopsided women’s singles title match here today. Marin, the Olympics champion, routed Sindhu 21-12 21-5 as the Indian could not match the speed and accuracy of the Spaniard in a match that lasted only 35 minutes.
The 25-year-old Indian, who had won the World Championship gold here in 2019, suffered her third successive loss to Marin, who had won two Super 1000 events and finished second at the World Tour Finals in recent times.
Final after 18 months
Playing a tournament final after 18 months, Sindhu, ranked world No. 7, entered the match with a 5-8 head-to-head record against Marin. Sindhu, who didn’t drop a game in her previous four matches this week, failed to summon her A game under pressure. — TNS, agencies