"Initially it was okay but Saina started attacking while it was 14-14. In the second game I became a bit negative and also got defensive. I think I should have played a little more faster and attacking game. I was thinking aloud, I made some judgement errors.
She is a senior player and played very well," Sindhu, who won a bronze medal at the recent World Championship, said. Sindhu, representing Awadh Warriors, lost 19-21 8-21 to Hyderabad Hotspot's Saina. "I would not repeat this mistake again," she said.
Talking about her performance at the World Championships, Sindhu said it was a fantastic achievement. "I didn't think I would get a medal but it is a fantastic feeling. Beating two Chinese was really great. All in all, I am very happy.
My teammates really supported me," she said. Sindhu, who today became world no. 10, said her aim was to break into top-10 by the end of this year but now that she has achieved it she would have to rethink about her next goal.
"I thought by the end of this year, I would break into top 10 but I have already done it, so now I haven't yet set a new goal," she said.