The Indian Challenge in the Uber Cup being played in Bangkok came to an end after Thailand took an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
India’s top ranked player, PV Sindhu, started her campaign well and looked confident to win the opening match, but her Thai opponent, Ratchanok Intanon, did not lose heart and fought well. The crowd was behind the Thai player.
World No. 7 Sindhu despite the fine start, wasted crucial points at important times and, in the end, went down 21-18, 17-21, and 12-21 against Intanon in just 59 minutes. The loss drooped the shoulders of the Indian camp.
In the second match of the day, the doubles pair of Shruti Mishra and Simran Singhi laid their arms easily and lost the match 16-21, 13-21, against the Thai pair of Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai.
In the second singles match, Aakarshi Kashyap, who surrendered 16-21, 11-21 to Pornpawee Chochuwong, The one sided match ended in just 42 minutes.