Jakarta: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has refuted claims of having a mental block while playing against Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-Ying after losing to the World No 1 for the sixth consecutive time.

Sindhu lost the Asian Games women's singles final 13-21, 16-21 in just 34 minutes.

Talking to PTI, Sindhu said, "There is no mental block, but sometimes you make mistakes and give her a huge lead. You have to keep going, stick to that. I gave her easy points. If I had played patiently and kept the shuttle in, it could have been different. It was not easy to take points from her because her defence was also good."

Tai not only beat Sindhu but also fellow Indian Saina Nehwal on the way to Asian Games gold.

Saina praised Tai for her technique. However, Sindhu said that there is a way to beat Tai.

"There is not a huge gap. We just have to be prepared and ready, definitely we are going to break that (losing streak). It's not easy but if we work on our mistakes, we can do it," Sindhu said.

(With agency inputs)