Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu went down in straight games to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the Hong Kong Open Super Series final on Sunday.
With this Sindhu's quest for a second successive women's singles title ended in disappointment.
Sindhu lost 15-21, 17-21 in a clash which lasted 41 minutes.
World No. 3 and fourth seed Tzu Ying established her command of the match right from the first game itself and delivered a near-perfect all-round performance to be ahead 18-11.
She won the opening game without much of a trouble. Sindhu, on the other hand, was found wanting in her net-play against a swift-moving rival.