A foot injury early in the year derailed her plans but ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu is happy to make a successful comeback with a good performance at the Denmark Super Series Premier and a third successive Macau Grand Prix Gold title.
The two-time World Championship bronze-medallist finished runners-up at Denmark Open, her maiden Super Series final appearance, and then clinched her first trophy of the season at the Macau Open yesterday.
The 20-year-old from Hyderabad has now set her eyes on the Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold starting December 1.
“It was a great win. I am really happy for the victory.
My immediate target now is Indonesia,” Sindhu told PTI.
“It was a hat-trick of titles at Macau and overall it was a good performance. Mitani is a good player. I lost to her at the Japan Open but I am happy I could beat her.
“I could have finished it off in the second game but I played two smashes into the nets at crucial moments and it was very disappointing. However, in the third game, I took a lead and maintained it,” she added.
Asked about the conditions in the stadium, Sindhu said: “I think judging a shuttle is different everywhere, so there is a drift but you have to be used to it. We can’t complain as I think it is same for all.”
Asked about the season ahead, Sindhu said: “In January, I am starting with the IBL and then there are so many tournaments like the Syed Modi, Indian Open etc. Also being an Olympic year, each and every tournaments will be important. I wish to improve more and perform well.” .