Lucknow, Jan 21 IANS | 9 months ago

Last year's runner-up P.V. Sindhu is aiming to go a step better at the USD 120,000 India Grand Prix Gold this time around, the main draw of which starts at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here Wednesday.

The World Championship bronze medallist, who lost the last women's singles final here to Indonesian Lindaweni Fanetri, said she is keen to win the title with a prize cheque of $9,000.

"This is the start to a new year and I will give my best here. I think this has been a very good tournament for me. I reached the final last time and I will try to better my performance this year," said the World No.11.

But the Hyderabadi, who has been seeded second here, added that the journey in the tournament is not going to be easy.

"It is going to be tough as there are many good players in the draw and there are some Chinese players as well who can never be taken lightly. I can't afford to take any match lightly," said the 18-year-old.

Badminton afficionados could be up for a treat as top seed and World No.8 Saina Nehwal can face Sindhu in the final.

Though the duo have never met in a Badminton World Federation (BWF) tournament, Saina beat Sindhu twice during the Indian Badminton League (IBL). But the teenage Sindhu is only taking one match at a time.

"I am going to take one round at a time and go step by step. Rest we will see how things turn out," said Sindhu, who has a good chance to return to the top-10 this week.

The Arjuna Awardee opens her campaign against Malaysia's Li Lian Yang Wednesday.

(Posted on 21-01-2014)

Share This Page:

Post your comments

Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal


Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |


Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |


Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |


Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |