Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu is hoping to replicate Pullela Gopichand’s all-England success as a tribute to her coach, and also described the Hyderabadi as a big source of inspiration.
In 2001, Gopichand became only the second Indian to win the coveted all-England crown after Prakash Padukone.“I have developed the technique of learning while training with Gopi sir. He has been a great source of inspiration. As a mark of respect, I would like to win the all-England title like him,” the world No 11 told Hindustan Times.
“Over the years, I have been training under Gopi sir. I want to become the first Indian woman to win the all England title. I believe I can do this and will also try to convert my white
Sindhu crashed out in the second round of the French Open and the Denmark Open Superseries post-Rio.
“After Rio, I was asked by the coach not to take the pressure, but I am not compromising on my training. Even today, I took the opportunity to train as tonight as I leave for the China Open,” she said. She is slated to play Taiwan’s Lee Chia-Hsin first in China.