PV Sindhu ‘s next dream is to win the All England Badminton. Coach Gopichand and Sindhu herself have vocally sounded out their intention to target the Big , an Indian winner enters its 18th year.
Prakash Padukone who won in 1980. Coach Gopichand, claim to the title he last won in 2001.
World No 6, PV Sindhu, who has been favoured with the fifth seeding due to the absence of the higher ranked reigning world and Olympic champion, Carolina Marin. The Spaniard ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during the course of the Indonesia Masters final last month against India’s Saina Nehwal, had to be operated upon, and is current undergoing rehabilitation.
Sindhu has an 8-6 lead over the Korean in career head-to-heads but ended up on the losing side in two of the three matches they played in the course of 2018. After losing at 19-21, 10-21 in the Badminton Asia Championships in April, Sindhu played an outstanding match at the World Championships in Nanjing in August, to win at 21-10, 21-18. Sung narrowed the chasm between them with a hard-fought 26-24, 22-20 victory in the Hong Kong Open in November.
Sindhu win their 15th career meeting, she will go into a potentially easy second-round match against either Russian. The 23-year-old Indian has beaten the Russian on the only occasion that they have met, and boasts a 5-0 winning record against the Hong Kong player.
A win would take Sindhu into the quarter-finals against the dangerous third-seeded Chinese youngster, Chen Yufei.
If Sindhu is in the kind of form that saw her good performance to opposition at the 2018 season-ending circuit finals in Guangzhou, she could well emulate the 2015 feat of Saina Nehwal, of reaching the All England final. Eighth-seeded Saina, on the other hand, will have her hands full in lowering the colours of defending champion Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei at the quarter-final stage.