After a month of felicitations and brand announcements, it’s time for PV Sindhu to capitalise on the gains of Rio where it matters, in tournament play. Sindhu is set to take off to play the Denmark Open, her first competition after the Olympics. Together with coach Pullela Gopichand, team Sindhu decided to skip Japan and Korea Open for lack of preparations.
“I am well prepared now for the Denmark Open. I will give my best and play my game,” Sindhu told. Sindhu has found Olympic success early in her career so much so that she is yet to win a Super Series title.
“That’s one of the next targets to win a Super Series title. But my immediate focus is the Denmark Open where I wish to play to potential,” she said.
Success brings the burden of expectations and responsibility. Sindhu would be hoping she can have more free flowing weeks like the one at Rio. “Everybody’s eyes are going to be on me. It’s just that I shouldn’t take much of pressure and play my game. I just want to go to the court and give my 100 percent,” she added.
With brands queueing up to sign Sindhu to capitalise on the Olympics success, a number of these deals would have performance clauses. Sindhu would know only sustained performance will keep the deals going. Fortunately she has the right counsel in Gopichand to see her through.