Gilmour reflects on Indonesia disappointment

Kirsty Gilmour was today getting over her disappointment of a first-day exit at the BCA Indonesia Open in Jakarta late last night.

The two-time European silver medallist lost to Canadian rival Michelle Li for the third time in a row as she fell one win short of a place in the main draw. A first victory over Li would have earned her a first-round clash with Olympic bronze medallist and 2016 Yonex All England champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.

The Scot had won her opening three-game contest against Febby Angguni of Indonesia but in the penultimate, late night match of the opening day at this MetLife BWF Superseries Premier event she went down 21-14 21-15 against Li, losing to the Canadian for the third time in a row after her defeats in the Commonwealth Games final in Glasgow and last month's Sudirman Cup in Gold Coast.

Having had time to reflect Gilmour said: "Yesterday was a tough day, the hall was hard to get a grip of with the bit of wind.

"I treated my first match as an information gatherer but then in the second round I found myself being a little uncontrolled.

"I'm disappointed that I didn't manage to make it to the main draw but I've learned some more lessons."

There are just 10 weeks to go before the big event of the year, the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017, in Glasgow and Gilmour's focus and preparations will be geared to leading the Scotland challenge in the Emirates Arena.

Gilmour will be back in SuperSeries action next week when she tackles the Australian Open in Sydney from June 20-25.

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