P. V. Sindhu पुसर्ला वेन्कटा सिन्धु

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  1. cobalt

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    The Vietnam Open GP should be a good test of Sindhu's powers of concentration, and patience, and her adaptibility.

    She meets Shih Han Hung of Chinese Taipei in round 1. If she wins it, she will probably meet 6th seed Aprilla Yuswandari of Indonesia next. If she manages to win there, she will probably be up against 3rd seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-final round! These promise to be interesting and tough matches for her. Lets see how she fares... :)
     
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    Sindhu v/s Firda at the recent Indonesia International Challenge.
    Highlights in slightly speeded-up playback from PBDjarum.

    [video=youtube;JqzsdA3DdVo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqzsdA3DdVo[/video]
     
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    Sindhu continues her impressive form at the Vietnam GP Open 2011. She just knocked off 6th seeded Aprilla Yuswandari 21-18, 21-19.

    Next up is a big one for her: she runs into Tai Tzu Ying in the quarter-finals round! It will be an interesting clash of styles, and a test of her composure. :D
     
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    Update: Sindhu lost out to Tai Tzu Ying in 3 games, 11-21 21-11 21-19
    No more details at this time, but hopefully, we can get some more info on this game soon...
     
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    Notch another one up for "Giraffe" Sindhu!!! :D:D:D

    Sindhu has just won the Gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games 2011, hosted at the Isle of Man.

    Sindhu was apparently in control throughout the tournament; she cruised through all her matches in sraight sets. The only hiccup came in the form of W. Tsai of Canada, who extended Sindhu to 3 games. But that again, might have been the rsult of her havin gto play in the Women's Doubles as well on that day.

    Congratulations to Sindhu!
     
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    Badminton gold for Sindhu
    The Hindu, HYDERABAD, September 12, 2011
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/article2446408.ece

    P.V. Sindhu of India won the women's singles gold in the Commonwealth Youth Games badminton championship in Scotland on Sunday with a 22-20, 21-8 win over Sonia Cheah of Malaysia in the final, according to information received here.

    This is the first major gold at the international level for the Hyderabad shuttler, sponsored by BPCL and Olympic Gold Quest. “I am delighted to win this title. I dedicate this gold to you (parents) and my coach Gopi Sir,” Sindhu told her parents P.V. Ramana and P. Vijaya (both former international volleyballers) — from Scotland.

    India's chief national coach Pullela Gopi Chand felt it was a remarkable win by the 16-year-old shuttler.

    “This shows her growing maturity in playing big events. No doubt, she is one of the favourites from India to emulate what Saina Nehwal has achieved in the big league,” Gopi said.
     
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    She's really good, from the video. Wonder how tall is she?
     
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    Elsewhere Sindhu was quoted on her showing at the CYG as saying:

    “I am feeling great on winning my first women's gold in an international event. And that it came in the CYG is all the more special, for I put India in the gold medal winners' list,” said Sindhu on arrival in Hyderabad.

    ...“I really enjoyed the CYG competition. Except for the first round match, where I took time to settle down, I was never uncomfortable. Everything fell in place. In fact, what pleased me was the way I attacked, engaged my rivals in long rallies and, more importantly, showed good stamina in Scotland,” said Sindhu, who is sponsored by BPCL and Olympic Gold Quest.

    ...“I am not sure whether I will play in the next CYG because I might just cross the age limit. So even in this context the gold in Scotland is memorable. But right now I am keen on improving my defence in order to be a much better player,” said Sindhu.

    What next?

    “I will be training hard in preparation for the World Championship (under-19) in Chinese Taipei next month. That should be a real big challenge,” said Sindhu.

    Read the full story here:
    http://www.tssonnet.com/stories/20110929505703800.htm
     
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    Sindhu is entered in the Dutch Open, and her first round match strat tomorrow, against 22 ranked (and 4th seed) Gu Juan of Singapore. It promises to be a very interesting match-up for Sindhu, and if she has been able to acclimatize herself to the conditions by now, she has an even chance of winning this round, even though she is curently ranked 76.
     
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    Sindhu made short work of Gu Juan in round 1, taking the match in straight games 21-12, 21-19. Her next opponent will be Judith Meulendijks of the Netherlands, ranked 55 in the BWF rankings. But so far, Sindhu has shown scant respect for all that ranking stuff... :D
     
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    ...and Sindhu is now through to the Semi-finals, having accounted for 45-ranked Jeanine Cicognini of Switzerland!

    Her next opponent is in a different class. Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand is ranked 11 in the world, and is the top seed at this tournament. She will be looking to make Sindhu bend and scamper and get Sindhu into a tangle at the net; but Sindhu has the reach and the speed and guile, and she can make a match out of this.

    Porntip is very steady and consistent. Sindhu will need to take her out of her comfort zone, if she wants to beat her much-experienced opponent. Go, Sindhu!!!!! :D:D:D:
     
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    Gah! This girl just chews up seeds and spits them out!!!

    Sindhu just took out #1 seeded Porntip in the semis of the Dutch Open, in 3 games. 21-14, 15-21, 21-13 to go through to the finals. Interestingly, the overall match stats show that Sindhu was the more steady player, not over-relying on any one weapon but choosing her moments and weapons to best effect. Well done, Sindhu!!!!! :D:D:D

    Its not over yet. One last hurdle remains in the form of the local favourite, #2 seed Jie Yao of the Netherlands who has a BWF ranking of 19 to Sindhu's 76. Of course, that 76 will change pretty soon... :D

    These 2 players have never met before, but should have had time to study each other's game. Jie Yao has been playing a bit more consistently than Sindhu, with only one 3-game match (round of 32) as opposed to Sindhu, who has had 2 3-setters in this tournament. But then again, Sindhu had stronger opponents to deal with... :)

    So the finals appear to be quite evenly balanced. Jie Yao is marginally fitter and fresher than Sindhu, and is the more experienced of the two. But it is Sindhu who has had more testing matches and should be better prepared as a result.

    GO, SINDHU!!!! :D:D:D
     
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    Yonex Dutch Open – Yao Jie keeps Dutch hopes alive
    15 October 2011

    http://www.badmintoneurope.com/news_item.aspx?id=54563

    Excerpts:

    Not many people will be used to hearing the name of P.V Sindhu within the realms of International badminton. That is sure to change after today as the tall 16 year old Indian ended the title hopes of world number 11 Porntip Buranaprasertsuk and announced her introduction to world badminton in emphatic style.

    Sindhu has been impressive this week in The Netherlands but all the time was expected to lose at some point on her journey to today’s semi final. Even coming on court today many expected her much higher ranked opponent to be the one to put a stop to the run of the ever smiling Indian.

    While most of the gather full house expected the Indian to fight hard and put up a good performance not many expected her to pull of the shock win like she did. The Indian steamrolled Porntip in the first game practically leading from start to finish taking the set 21-14 but the shy Thai came back in the second after finding a kink in the Indian armour to level with a 21-15 win.

    At this stage many still expected Porntip to build on her second set momentum and stroll into the final in the deciding set but a certain Indian never lost faith and it was clear by the mid game interval that Porntip was going to have to fight all the way for victory.

    At 13-12 ahead in the deciding game the Indian found an overdrive gear and blasted her opponent off the court with a run of six points to take a 19-12 lead. At this point the writing was on the wall for the top seed and Sindhu closed out the match 21-13 to advance to tomorrow’s finals.

    “I came into this match with no pressure at all. I felt really relaxed and felt positive on court. I really focused well on what I had to do and what I needed to achieve and it all worked out well for me. I knew then in the third game when I got to 19-12 that I would go on and win the match as I really believed in my game plan and strategy”
    said a happy Sindhu to Badminton Europe TV
     
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    [h=1]Sindhu falters in final[/h]
    HYDERABAD, October 17, 2011
    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-sports/article2544174.ece

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    P.V. Sindhu's dreams of winning her maiden Grand Prix final were dashed when second-seeded and World No. 19 Jie Yao of the Netherlands scored a 21-16, 21-17 win in the 47- minute final of the Yonex Dutch Open Grand Prix badminton championship on Sunday evening, according to information received here.

    ...“It was a disappointing end but at the same time a huge learning experience,” the young shuttler told her parents after the loss. “If only I had won the first game, may be the story would have been different,” she felt.
     
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    Or, the second set :)
     
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    Dutch Final 2011

    Second game was better. First game looked like it sliped even before PVS got her touch. Jie Yao looked composed atleast during rallies but Shuttle change tactic was a fun all along. Experience crossed the line. Welcome aboard PVS!
     
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    Not a bad effort from Sindhu. Could have put Yao Jie in the ropes in the 2nd game - but just too impatient. Always a bane, the uncontrolled energy of youth ........

    Very good powerful strokes, in fact better than Saina Nehwal at that age, although Saina is the better mover. Sindhu plays more to the tune of tall power players like Tine Baun.
     
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    I wish we fans could watch more of Sindhu by way of telecasts or movies posted on Youtube. :(

    Her next stop is the Swiss International 2011, where her first match is on October 21 against a qualifier, 3 days from now.
    If she gets through, the next round will be against Judith Meulendijks of the Netherlands, who she beat recently in the Dutch Open.
     
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    Sindhu with her loot in a group pic at the Commonwealth Youth Games 2011
    The others are the medal winners from the Indian badminton team at the CWYG.

    sindhu-cwyg2011.jpg
     
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    Sindhu wins Swiss International

    Sindhu just won the Swiss International tournament knocking out higher ranked players such as - Dutch - Judith Meulendijks, local girl Jeanine Cicognini and German Karin Schnaase.


    From The Hindu - (http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/article2565561.ece)

    Pusarla Venkata Sindhu won her third international women's singles title when she scored a 21-11, 21-11 win over second-seeded Carola Bott of Germany in the final of the Swiss International badminton championship on Sunday.
    The 16-year-old Hyderabad girl, trained by former All England champion Pullela Gopi Chand, took 32 minutes to quell the challenge of her second-seeded opponent.
    The victory was all the more remarkable considering the fact that Sindhu got the better of a player who is ranked World No. 88.

    Cruising home
    Earlier in the semifinals, Sindhu, sponsored by Olympic Gold Quest and BPCL, defeated World No. 42 Jeanine Cicognini 21-14, 21-12 after putting it across fourth-seeded and World No. 54 Judith Meulendijks 21-10, 21-6 in the quarterfinals.
    “I am delighted with this performance for it is so important and a different feeling to come back home with an international title in your kitty,” said a visibly pleased Sindhu in a telephonic talk.
     

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