Indian Open: Sindhu, Srikanth looking to make amends

P. V. Sindhu says she is confident of doing well at Indian Open.

P. V. Sindhu (left) and Kidambi Srikanth have had less than a satisfactory start to 2019.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

P. V. Sindhu is looking to make amends for an ordinary 2019 so far, after finishing the last season with an historic triumph in the year-ending BWF World Tour Finals. She has set her eyes on Indian Open, beginning here on Tuesday.

“It hasn't been a really good start (to 2019). I have been losing and winning. It is these three tournaments (Delhi, Malaysia and Singapore) and then the Olympic qualifications will also start. I have to be mentally and physically fit to give my best.

“A couple of weeks break after the All England and I have prepared well. I have the confidence and hope to do well.”

Talking about the first-round exit from All England earlier this month, she said, “I felt bad about it because I had actually prepared very well, but then I lost. I felt bad for a few days but then I thought it’s not over with this and there is a lot more to come. Every
time you can comeback stronger and learn from your mistakes. Right now I am prepared and back.”

Without a title for 17 months, Kidambi Srikanth said, “The results haven’t really come my way but happy with the way I have been playing. Working on to be more consistent and looking to do well at the Olympics. I hope to keep the momentum up to the Olympics. Keep training and keep working hard.”

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