The 25-year-old Indian, who had gained the coveted World Championship gold medal right here in 2019, could not match the pace and accuracy of Marin throughout her 12-21, 5-21 defeat within the remaining that lasted solely 35 minutes.
AS IT HAPPENED
It was Sindhu’s third successive loss to Marin, who had gained each the Tremendous 1000 occasions in Thailand in January earlier than ending runners-up on the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals.
Enjoying her first remaining in 18 months, Sindhu, ranked seventh on this planet, entered the match with a 5-8 head-to-head file 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 within the final 4 matches this week, nonetheless, didn’t summon her ‘A’ recreation underneath stress as Marin got here up trumps to say her third title of the 12 months.
Marin, the present world no 3, had additionally defeated Sindhu within the remaining of the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Sindhu appeared utterly clueless in opposition to a rampaging Marin, who outclassed the Indian along with her tempo, energy and precision through the summit conflict.
Within the opening recreation, Marin opened up a 2-0 lead early on, which was shortly erased by Sindhu as she regarded to step up the tempo.
The Indian moved forward 6-4 — the one time she had a lead within the match — however Marin once more clawed again with Sindhu discovering the online most of the time.
Sindhu missed a shot on the backline and dedicated a few unforced errors as Marin lead 9-6.
The Spaniard erred twice earlier than successful a video referral. She then entered the mid-game interval with a wholesome 11-8 benefit.
It was a a method site visitors after the break as Marin continued the momentum, grabbing 4 straight factors to maneuver to 15-8. A exact return on the backline helped Sindhu to interrupt the run of play.
However Sindhu could not fluctuate the tempo or take management of the online as Marin continued to march on, grabbing 9 recreation factors. Sindhu saved one earlier than sending her backhand return to internet at hand over the sport to Marin.
Marin did not take the foot off the pedal and continued to dominate the proceedings, zooming to a 5-0 lead within the second recreation.
A internet error gave Sindhu the serve however the Indian simply could not get going as she once more faltered on the internet after which miscued a forehand return. Marin quickly moved to 8-2.
Sindhu then modified her racquet however that did not change her luck as she went lengthy subsequent as Marin took a nine-point benefit on the interval.
Marin continued her ruthless march, transferring to 14-2 earlier than cruising to a successful place with a 18-3 lead leaving the Indian in full despair.
The Spaniard ultimately had 15 match factors at her disposal and Spaniard sealed the problem with a cross-court return on the internet which caught the Indian napping.
Sindhu will subsequent compete on the $850,000 All England Championships, a Tremendous 1000 occasion to be held from March 17 to 21.