Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu suffered a narrow loss against Sayaka Sato of Japan in women’s singles to draw curtains on Indian campaign at Denmark Super Series premier, here on Thursday.
In a battle of nerve, Sindhu went down fighting 13-21 23-21 18-21 to World No. 12 Sato in a second round match that lasted an hour and five minutes.
It was Sindhu first event after the Olympics and she will be back at French Open next week.
It was a bad day for India at Denmark as Ajay Jayaram and H S Prannoy also suffered losses in the second round of men’s singles competition here.
Jayaram fought hard before going down 21-23 15-21 to Shi Yuqi of China, while Prannoy lost 10-21 20-22 to top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in a gruelling contest.