World champion PV Sindhu suffered defeat at the hands of Japan's Sayaka Takahashia in a closely-fought quarter-final to bow out of the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament here on Thursday.
Sindhu lost 21-16, 16-21, 19-21 in a thrilling match that lasted an hour and six minutes.
World No 6 Sindhu had a 4-2 head to head record against the 14th ranked Japanese before Thursday's match.
Takahashi had defeated another top Indian, Saina Nehwal, in the second round.
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