08-29-2013, 02:46 PM #375
Another of Sindhu's "wishes" come true: now in the top 10 BWF-ranked WS players, she is ranked 10.
Sindhu appears to be going through an exciting phase of her career and is improving rapidly; she also appears to be trying to add some new weapons to her arsenal, which are suited to her build and height. This is an exciting and welcome development -it also indicates a new-found confidence.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and predict a significantly different result the next time she plays May!
08-29-2013, 08:26 PM #376
08-29-2013, 08:34 PM #377
Brave men! I favour Saina for tomorrow's match. As for the future, it's going to be the confidence factor. I still favour RI but we shall see battle royale between the titans. Meanwhile, china will be getting their thinking hats on lurking in the background on how to handle Sindhu. I think a fresh pair of legs is needed. Their old guard (!) have too many injuries.
08-29-2013, 09:08 PM #378
Only WSX seems to be injury free. Probably getting injured from trying too hard.
The playing lifespan of China WS players seems very short.
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08-29-2013, 10:48 PM #379
08-30-2013, 02:02 PM #380
WSX is a burnt-out shell of her former self. Granted, she's injury-free, but so am I, and I'm no match for the Giraffe...
WYH still has it in her, but I have this feeling her total focus is often not in the match -something on her mind" Love, maybe?
Sun Yu? Time will tell if the coaches are handling her correctly. I also have this feeling the China WS coaching team is undergoing a bit of a "reorganisation" so there will be no definite hierarchy evolving in the near future. But I kinda recall @RedShuttle having mentioned something about a highly gifted 14-year-old kaming waves in China...
But there are many other players from near and far who are also shoving for space in the top drawer. Carolina Marin is easily one of the most-improved players in recent months. There's Nitchaon Jinadapol, TTY, Bella, the entire Jap squad of MM's and SS's, and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few others as well...
Meanwhile, next gym project for Sindhu: work on upper-body strength now. And stop going for premeditated round-the-head hits on the deep backhand corner -she sometimes gets into such an undignified tangle and misses the bird altogether! Tine found her out repeatedly in their IBL match. Sindhu should learn how to move powerfully from Tine.
08-30-2013, 08:28 PM #381
08-31-2013, 03:07 AM #382
There is a considerable difference in her game since world championships. When i saw her playing Saina in her opening match of IBL tie, i have seen a different personality in her style which gained her bronze medal in world championships. Day by day she has been improving a lot with confidence. According to me, she is still lacking in certain areas which are vulnerable to the game. I wish her to give a good fight against saina for today's final which altogether will increase her confidence further and paves way for further improvement. I want her to take atleast a game from Saina. If she beats saina then i can say that she is ready to face RI. Would she??
09-25-2013, 12:56 AM #383
Sindhu gets her Arjuna Award
India’s rising shuttler P.V. Sindhu, who recently won the World Championship bronze medal, was conferred with the Arjuna Award by sports minister Jitendra Singh here Tuesday.
The minister presented Sindhu a statuette, citation and a cash prize of Rs.5 lakh at the governing body meeting of Sports Authority of India (SAI).
Sindhu could not receive the award from President Pranab Mukherjee during the award ceremony Aug 31 at Rashtrapati Bhavan since she was busy playing the final of the Indian Badminton League (IBL).
12-01-2013, 07:54 AM #384
Sindhu won her second GPG title . This time it is kumpoo macau open GPG title. Congratulations to her. Her target should be SuperSeries title from now onwards. Well done girl..
12-15-2013, 07:50 AM #385
PV Sindhu set for $multi-million deal
Rising star PV Sindhu is set to sign with Chinese badminton product manufacturer Li Ning as its brand ambassador. Sources said the deal runs into millions of dollars and will fetch the World championship bronze medallist shuttler more than what the country's biggest name in badminton, Saina Nehwal, earns from her contract with Yonex.
The 18-year-old Sindhu too has a contract with Yonex which is due for expiry. The Hyderabadi teenager's new contract with Li Ning will commence from January 1, 2014. Although the deal has been finalized, it is being kept under wraps till a planned launch next year.
"Sindhu is the future of Indian badminton. We wanted her to be our brand ambassador. She is getting the best deal and her association with our company will begin from January 1. We are absolutely thrilled with this deal and are looking forward to a long and healthy relationship with her in the years to come," a top Li Ning official said on conditions of anonymity.
Sources said the company is also in the process of finalizing deals with two or three other Indian shuttlers. "We are coming here (in India) in a big way next year. After Sindhu, other rising Indian shuttlers will also be part of our family," said the source. Sindhu, who was conferred the Arjuna Award in September, also won two Grand Prix Gold titles in 2013, the latest being the Macau Open early this month.
Till now, Yonex has dominated the Indian market, with most top players endorsing their products. The Chinese company entered the Indian market a couple of years ago but not could make much headway since Yonex has a tie-up with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) and most of the state associations too.
LiNing is entering indian market it seems.. Sindhu is going to be the brand ambassador of LiNing
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