“There’s a lot to learn and move forward,” says PV Sindhu after French Open Exit

PV Sindhu

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu recently shared her thoughts following her defeat at the BWF French Open. Despite the loss, Sindhu’s performance throughout the tournament was commendable, demonstrating her regained fitness and determination.

Sindhu faced reigning Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei of China in an epic quarterfinal match. The match, which lasted for a marathon of one hour and 32 minutes, ended with Sindhu narrowly losing 24-22, 17-21, 18-21. This defeat came despite Sindhu’s gallant fight and impressive display of strokeplay.

The match was a testament to Sindhu’s resilience and her comeback from a four-month-long injury layoff. Sindhu had been out of the World Tour since October last year due to a left knee injury. Her performance at the French Open, where she played three intense three-gamers in a row, showcased her regained fitness.

PV Sindhu is happy to be back on track

Reflecting on her performance, Sindhu said, “Physically I was fine. I’m doing well after coming back from injury. There were long matches and I could sustain. There’s a lot to learn, I’m happy I’m back on track. I wanted to see where I was. There’s a lot to learn and move forward”. These words highlight Sindhu’s positive outlook and her readiness to learn from her experiences.

Sindhu’s journey in the French Open began with a challenging match against Michelle Li of Canada, which she won in 80 minutes. In the second round, she faced Beiwen Zhang and emerged victorious in a three-gamer that lasted 55 minutes.

Despite her quarterfinal loss, Sindhu’s performance at the French Open was a clear indication of her regained fitness and her readiness to face future challenges. Her determination and fighting spirit were evident throughout the tournament, and her words post-defeat reflect her commitment to learning and improving.

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