P.V. Sindhu

P.V. Sindhu.   -  Luis Veniegra - BWF

Without doubt, P. V. Sindhu has caught the imagination of this cricket-crazy nation like no other non-cricketer in the past few years. One who firmly belongs to the badminton elite, Sindhu struggled to add to her list of titles in 2018 until she saw the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.

As though to prove that she had saved her best for the last, she won the season-ending World Tour Finals with a performance of a lifetime.

The World No. 4 defeated five of the top-10 players, including the World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying for the first time since the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

The coveted title ended Sindhu's streak of seven straight defeats in title-matches. In what should be seen as a record of sorts, Sindhu was beaten to silver medals in the National championship, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, World Superseries Finals, Olympic Games and World championship.

At Guangzhou, Sindhu managed to break the jinx.

 

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