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08-09-2013, 09:19 PM #309
WORLDS QF – Sindhu keeps beating China’s best
Not only has Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (pictured) beaten China’s three top women’s singles shuttlers, but she is also now technically undefeated against two of them. Granted, yesterday’s win over Wang Yihan was the two players’ first encounter but today in Guangzhou’s Tianhe Gymnasium, she logged her second straight victory over Wang Shixian.
“Sindhu has been playing well for a while now,” said Wang Shixian (pictured below). “It isn’t as if she is just suddenly beating Chinese players. My coaches and I did a lot of research on her as preparation.
“She has long legs and arms and that makes her difficult to deal with but I just did not play with enough patience today. I was trailing throughout most of the match and I didn’t remain patient.”
Sindhu was, predictably, beaming in her post-match interview and looked particularly flattered when one journalist described her as being ‘famous’ in China.
“I’m very thankful to my parents,” said Sindhu. “My parents were both professional volleyball players and after choosing badminton, they have supported me a lot.
“They used to take me to and from the Gopichand Academy. It was about 56km each way and it was really tough for four and a half years and then recently we have shifted nearby to the academy. So I’m really very thankful because they shifted the house for my sake and they both work and must now travel very far to go to work.
“Playing with the senior players, I think it is a very good experience and I don’t think I’m playing with pressure. If I lose, I can just learn more and if I win, it will be very good for me. So I think I am without pressure and I can just play my game and just be free.”
As i said earlier, coaches of shixian never sat idle the previous night and they have researched a lot and came with a strategy to the court. Did the execution went wrong??
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08-10-2013, 05:26 AM #310
Today, though she faulted in semis against very experienced thai player, she has gained a bronze medal for india which is a great achievement for a eighteen year old .
CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE BRONZE MEDAL , SINDHU.
Already Jwala has tweeted her praise with kisses to Sindhu .
“Ayyoooo hard luck Sindhu…no matter what, u still the rock star…congratulations fr the bronze….mmwahhhh,”
08-10-2013, 10:38 AM #311
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08-10-2013, 10:58 AM #312
Sindhu could not handle RI's accurate smashes and all of Sindhu's smashes were easily retrieved by RI.
Everyone know's RI weakness, stamina. If only Sindhu's defence was better and she rallied better without giving RI change to smash, it would have been a different outcome.
My advice for Sindhu
1) Play with the guys and try to retrieve all their smashes. I saw a video where LCW trains retrieving smashes with 3 guys smashing.
2) Work on your smash accuracy to the lines.
08-10-2013, 11:25 AM #313
08-10-2013, 11:30 AM #314
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08-10-2013, 11:48 AM #316
Her contant drops and rallies against WYH worked very well.
So RI neutralised her by attacking non stop and keeping the rallies short.
Now every chinese player is going to use this against her.
So Sindhu go and brush up your defense big time else, you might not reach the SS QF onwards.
For Saina, very easy solution, go and lose 5kgs.
08-10-2013, 02:55 PM #317
08-10-2013, 06:52 PM #318
Sindhu congratulated Ratchanok for reaching the finals.
"I want to thank all the people who have supported me. Ratchanok played very well today and I would like to congratulate her on reaching the final. She was hitting good smashes througout the game," Sindhu said.
"I made some errors. But what can I say. I will try my best the next time I get an opportunity. I think I have proved what I had said before leaving for the tournament."
Yep. We all know that you have proved it. You fulfilled your one of your birthday wishes . i.e, One of them is a Semifinal finish in world championships. We all are behind you. Go ahead.. Fulfill the remaining two as well
08-10-2013, 08:08 PM #319
08-10-2013, 09:37 PM #320
Lack of experience cost Sindhu: Ramana
Her father P.V. Ramana said “Ratchanok Intanon played a brilliant game. She deserved to win. I think lack of experience proved costly for Sindhu who did not play her natural game at all.”
“Being sportspersons ourselves, we (parents) know what it means to be a medal winner in a World championship. We were disappointed at her loss today, but not dejected. Especially if we look at the larger picture of Sindhu coming back home with the bronze medal,” said Ramana.
Sindhu’s mother Vijaya said “somehow, Sindhu was sceptical of her chances against the Thai girl. I think she has to watch a lot of her videos and try to be a better player."
S.M. Arif, former national coach said “To beat two big Chinese players on two consecutive days you need to have special talent. And I believe that Sindhu, being a diligent trainee and a willing learner, will go a long way in her career,".
2013 Thailand Open winner K. Srikanth said: “we have been expecting this from one of the three — Saina, Sindhu and Kashyap. And, beating the Chinese in front of their home crowd is no mean achievement.”
08-10-2013, 09:41 PM #321
I think there's a good chance Sindhu will be ranked in the top 10 next week....
Another of her stated targets met?
08-10-2013, 10:06 PM #322
08-10-2013, 10:39 PM #323
i had to admit that she did well
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