Indian badminton star PV Sindhu, who has been battling a bad phase since winning the Gold at the World Championships, hope to return to form in the BWF World Tour Finals starting today. Sindhu won the title at the World Championship in Basel in August, but since then, she has been struggling with poor form. Olympic silver medalist, Sindhu, reached the finals of the Indonesia Open Super 750 tournament in July. After this, in the Korea Open and Fuzhou Open she got eliminated in the first round, while in China Open, Denmark Open and Hong Kong Open, she lost in the second round.
Only the top eight players in the BWF Race to Guangzhou rankings will play the World Tour Finals. Sindhu will be at the 15th position at the end of this year, but being the world champion, she will get a chance to play.
PV Sindhu took a break after the Hong Kong Open for World Finals preparation. She played the finals in 2017 and 2018. This time she is placed in Group A along with Chen Yufei of China, He Bingjiao and Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and talking about Group B, Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan, Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand, Busanan Ongbamrungphan and Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.
Sindhu will be playing her first match against Yamaguchi, who won the titles in Indonesia and Japan. Sindhu has a 10-6 head-to-head record against Akane Yamaguchi, but she has lost her last two matches against her.
PV Sindhu said that all the players belong to the top. Okuhara is playing well. Tai Tzu-ying is also a big challenge. World champion Sindhu said that she should go with different tactics against every player. This star player of India said that six of the eight players are strong contenders for the title.