The World No.16 lost 17-21, 14-21 in 39 minutes on court No.2 of The National Indoor Arena in the Super Series Premier tournament. This was Sindhu’s second straight loss to Juliane after losing to the World No.4 in the second round of the Indonesia Open last year.
Sindhu took off well in the first game and led the World No.4 5-1. However, Schenk fought back but the Indian managed to keep the lead till the end of the game where the 30-year-old German used all her experience to bag four straight points and the game from 17-all.
The Hyderabadi started well again in the second game but lost the lead quickly and never looked to gain it back as Juliane was completely on court. From 8-all, the 2011 World Championships bronze medallist kept on extending the lead till she won the game and match.
Juliane will next face Thai eighth seed Ratchanok Intanon Friday.Published 07 Mar 2013, 23:53 IST