Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour went out at the quarter-final stage of the Blibli Indonesian Open today to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying.
She started brightly and briefly took a 6-4 lead before being pegged back and from there, despite being pushed all the way by Gilmour, her opponent was always in control.
The Chinese Taipei player won 21-16 21-11 but Gilmour was quick to take the positives from playing the best the world has to offer and immediately turned her attention to the TOTAL BWF World Championships in Nanjing, China, from 30 July – 5 August.
“It was a good match tonight” said Gilmour. “I'm relatively happy with it but disappointed not to push her closer.
“But she's no.1 in the world for a reason and her quality of shot is so high.
“I managed to implement a few things that I've been working on and I have a good idea of what I want to improve before the world championships at the end of the month.”
The draw for the world championships will be made on 17 July in Kuala Lumpur.
Full results and draws from Indonesia are at www.tournamentsoftware.com