Months after the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the worldwide calendar, Sindhu, seeded sixth, returned to motion with a 21-16, 24-26, 13-21 defeat to world No. 18 Blichfeldt in a 74-minute battle.
The loss ended India’s marketing campaign in ladies’s singles as the opposite contender Saina Nehwal was compelled out after testing optimistic for Covid-19 on the eve of the event.
Within the males’s singles, world No. 13 B Sai Praneeth too suffered a straight sport loss to Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen on his return to competitors.
Frontrunner to signify India on the Olympics, Praneeth went down 16-21, 10-21 to the world No. 15 Wangcharoen for under his second loss to the Thailand participant.
Earlier within the day, the Indian blended doubles pair of Satwik and Ashwini claimed a 21-11, 27-29, 21-16 win over the Indonesian pair of Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Widjaja.
Sindhu made an excellent begin, opening up a 6-3 lead and by no means permitting her opponent to seize the benefit to take the opening sport.
Within the second sport, the Indian as soon as once more moved forward to an 11-8 benefit however the Danish lady got here again strongly and turned the tables at 15-14. After a neck-and-neck battle, it was Blichfeldt who confirmed higher nerves to make a roaring comeback.
Within the decider, Blichfeldt carried on the momentum of the second sport and opened up a large 11-6 lead on the break. She stored exerting strain on the Indian, shifting to a 14-8 benefit.
Sindhu ultimately handed a bonus of seven match-points to Blichfeldt after discovering the web after which hit large because the Danish shuttler celebrated.
No coaches, managers or different personnel are allowed to attend the matches of the Indian gamers after Saina and HS Prannoy examined optimistic for Covid-19 on Tuesday.