PV Sindhu hopes winning the year end world tour finals should silence her critics

 Vijendra Kumar gond Follow
Badminton  //  11, January 2019

Sindhu prevailed 21-19 21-17 over Japans rsquos Nozomi Okuhara in the summit clash to claim the coveted title , last month in Guangzhou or ldquo Last year too I had entered the finals and I was not satisfied with Finals outcome.

I played positively in the 2018 and won the title. I was happy and also hoped there wouldnt be further criticism of being a mere silver-winning player, rdquo,Sindhu told the reporters here. She further said to All England Badminton Championship is one of the biggest events and it ldquo;would not be easy rdquo; for any top player to win the title. ldquo;I neither felt bad when I had lost in the finals last year, nor criticism critics on me,

but was happy or said to myself that I was not ignominiously knocked out in first round itself, rdquo; said. Asked if she had changed her strategy while playing in the Gunagzhou, Sindhu said that she played her own game and tried winning each point, because the 2017 World Champion Okuhara had given her a tough fight. ldquo;We all have to prepare for that,rdquo said.

But for now, she is focusing on Indonesian Open, Sindhu said. Sindhu born on 5 July 1995 is an Indian professional badminton player. She became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal or one of the two Indian badminton players to ever win an Olympic medal the other being Saina Nehwal. Sindhu won silver in Women 39 singles at Commonwealth Games 2018 . She was also a silver medalist at 2017 BWF World Championships and 2018 BWF World Championships consecutively.

Sindhu was also a silver medalist in Asian Games 2018 which were held in Indonesia. Talking about worlds number one Tai Tzu-Ying, Sindhu said that the Taiwanese is a tricky player,She is doing good. I was happy when I won against her in the world tour finals. Definitely, it is just that who plays good on that day is winner. You always have to be confident and positive to do things as Asked the reason for the rise of non-Chinese players, Sindhu said it is because of equal competence among the 20 top players of the world.

Replying to another query, Sindhu said she is very happy to the youngsters look up to her to learn the tricks of the sport. Sindhu came to international attention when she had broken into the top 20 of BWF World Ranking in September 2012 at the age of 17.In 2013, she had became the first ever Indian women 39;s singles player to win a medal at Badminton World Championships. In March 2015, she is the recipient of Indias 39;s 4th highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri.Her silver medal win in the women 39;s singles event of 2016 Summer Olympics made her the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of anOlympics badminton event or the youngest Indian to make a podium finish in an individual event at Olympics.She is among the top five shuttlers in women 39s singles category. In 2018, she became the first Indian to have clinched the World Tour title defeating Japan 39;s Nozomi Okuhara the 2018 World Tour final.

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