PV Sindhu was up against the World No. 2 and two-time Olympic medalist, but she played the match of her life to enter the semis of the women's singles with a 22-20, 21-19 win. The 21-year-old has expressed her joy after the match, and she hopes to be at her best in the semis against Nozomi Okuhara.
"This is also Rio Olympics, it's a very different feeling. It's one of the best moments. I hope there will be
"I was just thinking about the game. If you play really well you will automatically win the
"There were big rallies, she was attacking well. My smashes were going out initially. Even she did not leave and she was lifting everything. I was really patient and I was ready for everything, which I feel was the turning point.
"I never thought I would lose
PV Sindhu's coach Pullela Gopichand, however, feels that the Indian badminton ace can reach even greater heights.
"It was good (the win against Wang Yihan) but in my book she can do a notch higher. There's, of course, some chances of improvement in a couple of areas," Gopichand told PTI.
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