India's dream of breaking an 18-year-old title jinx at the All England Championship got tougher after the country's shuttlers, including P V SIndhu and Saina Nehwal, were handed a tricky draw in the World Tour Super 1000 tournament in Birmingham.
Others may be fretting her epic World Championships final loss, but P V Sindhu is back on the court, in practice, readying for Tokyo, determined to make every muscle, every shot count. The Indian Express meets a 22-year-old confident of her place in history, and enjoying her moment in the sun
In the end, the Indian hearts may been broken, and accepting that a slightly better player won, will take some time. But no one at the Glasgow coliseum was left unmoved by what unfolded: two girls defying gravity on a shuttle for as long as their arm and leg muscles, and the willpower in their hearts allowed.
On Friday, the 22-year-old Olympic silver medallist outclassed Sun Yu 21-14, 21-9 in the quarterfinals, ensuring that she’s never lost to a Chinese at the Worlds. The 39-minute romp saw the 6’1” Chinese left clueless while facing a barrage of sliced drops and half-smashes.