Indian female shuttler PV Sindhu is targetting the world number 1 ranking at the end of 2018. Sindhu, who was speaking on the sidelines of a promotional event in Mumbai said that she is looking to do well across all the tournaments this year, including All England Championship.
She was quoted as saying in The Telegraph, “It’s a big year and next up is the All England (championships in Birmingham). There are also the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. I intend to take one tournament at a time. l want to see myself as No. 1 by the end of this year.”
Last year, Sindhu had a great opportunity to get to the top of the world rankings but she missed the chance by failing to win the Dubai Super Series final after losing to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi 21-15, 12-21, 19-21 in 94 minutes.
Since Rio 2016, where Sindhu lost the gold medal by a whisker, she has played many games which went down the wire and lost. However, Sindhu feels that all these matches have given her a whole lot of learning experience. She said, “It’s good that I have come till the final. It’s disappointing I had lost some close matches – World Championship, in Dubai and the Indian Open (to China-born Zheng Beiwan of USA). I have a lot more to learn from my mistakes.”
“It’s just a day, it happens and I lost. Ups and downs will be happening; coming to the final and losing by a point or so should not matter.”