PV Sindhu: It's a big victory for me
India's rising badminton star PV Sindhu could have easily got bogged down after the draw of the World Championships were released. If the Hyderabadi, ranked 12, had any hope of winning a medal, she had to overcome major challenges, beating World No 1 Wang Yihan and former top ranked Shixian Wang.
Sindhu, 18, managed to get past these Chinese giants to assure a podium finish. Sindhu, who settled for a bronze on Saturday after losing to World No 3 Ratchanok Intanon 10-21, 13-21, said she never underestimated herself.
“I am a bit upset after the loss but I am happy to win the bronze. It was my first World Championship and it is a big victory for me,” Sindhu told PTI. “Actually, the World Championships draw was really tough for me because all the good players were there and I knew I had to play really well.
I had to play Wang Yihan and Shixian Wang, but I didn’t think that I will go on to lose. I was coming off an injury and missed two tournaments, so I just wanted to give my best, my 100 per cent,” she added.