World Champion P V Sindhu completed a distant second greatest in the Swiss Open final after being utterly routed by Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin of Spain in a lop-sided ladies’s singles title conflict right here on Sunday.
The 25-year-old Indian, who had gained the coveted World Championship gold medal right here in 2019, could not match the velocity and accuracy of Marin throughout her 12-21 5-21 defeat in the final that lasted solely 35 minutes.
It was Sindhu’s third successive loss to Marin, who had gained each the Super 1000 occasions in Thailand in January earlier than ending runners-up on the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals.
Playing her first final in 18 months, Sindhu, ranked seventh in the world, entered the match with a 5-8 head-to-head document in opposition to Marin, having misplaced her final two matches in opposition to the previous world no 1.
The world no 7 Indian, who did not drop a recreation in the final 4 matches this week, nonetheless, did not summon her ‘A’ recreation underneath stress as Marin got here up trumps to assert her third title of the yr.
Marin, the present world no 3, had additionally defeated Sindhu in the final of the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Sindhu will subsequent compete on the USD 850,000 All England Championships, a Super 1000 occasion to be held from March 17 to 21.