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PV Sindhu has had difficulty with Pornpawee Chochuwong, who has won their past two meetings. Today, though, the Indian remained focused throughout and gave nothing away as she won, 21-14, 21-18.
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Next up is a rematch with Tai Tzu Ying, whom she defeated in the previous World Championships tournament match at the same level.
Tai got her revenge earlier this year in the semifinals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and she’ll be hoping to break her quarterfinal jinx at the Worlds.
PV Sindhu explained, “I must get back because I lost to her (Chochuwong) the past two times.” I had to concentrate from the start.
It’s against Tai tomorrow. We’re playing after the Olympics, and I simply want to give it my all because it’s going to be difficult. People constantly tell me that I do well in world championships and the Olympics, which I consider a compliment. I’m not sure why that happens, but it’s a wonderful thing.
“Tai is a tough competitor with really strong talents, so it won’t be easy.” You won’t always be able to predict her shots, but you must stay in the game, take all of your shots, and be patient.
“The secret is to choose all of her shuttles and keep them on the court.” If I acquire a lead, I should hold on to it and see it through.
Tai had an inconsistent spell in the third round against Kirsty Gilmour, but revived in time to avoid any mistakes, 21-10, 19-21, and 21-11. The top seed had some of her trademark beautiful moments, but the second game fell flat because she couldn’t find the lines.
Gilmour said. You have to go all out against Tai Tzu Ying because she plays a high-risk, high-reward game, so you can’t play cautiously because she makes you pay for it. I’m pleased that I was able to carry out the strategies I discussed with my coach. She makes your life harder. I’m glad I pushed her that far.
“I’m going to get some rest now.” I’m not going to pick up a racket for a week or ten days. I’ll be doing some fun activities with the team on Wednesday, complete with a secret Santa.