Hyderabad: Expressing happiness over winning a bronze medal in the just-concluded World Championship, P V Sindhu on Tuesday said she would like to learn from her mistakes and do well in the future.
“I am very happy to win the bronze medal.
“This is memorable because I got it in a big event like the World Championship,” said the 19-year-old after returning here from Copenhagen.
She was accompanied by chief national coach Pullela Gopichand. Sindhu accepted that it was difficult to always play to one’s potential and give off one’s best every day.
She added that she would like to rectify her errors and improve her game. “As I said, we can’t give out 100 per cent every time. Sometimes you may play brilliantly, sometimes nothing may go in your favour.
“You need to rectify and come back with an improved performance. It is not that other players are any less, whoever plays better on that day is the winner. But I want to rectify my errors, learn from my mistakes and play better,” she said.
Sindhu said she could have done better in the semi-finals, but some simple errors cost her the match. “Everyone is telling me that I did not play my game in the semi-final. Maybe that is true to an extent,” she said.
“She (Carolina Marin) played well. I committed some simple errors.
“You can’t play 100 per cent every day, things like this may happen sometimes.
“Overall, it was a good match, she really played well,” Sindhu said.
The 20-year-old Marin from Spain eventually won the title, defeating World No. 1 and Olympic Champion Li Xuerui in the final.
Gopichand complimented Sindhu for winning back-to-back bronze medals in the World Championships, but said she needed to be more consistent.
“I don’t think fitness was an issue. She didn’t give enough when she was supposed to deliver. That is something that needs to be worked on.”
Sindhu had won a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games last month.
After she lost the semi-final to Marin, Gopichand had said: “She’s just 19, we forget that.”
He has always said that Sindhu’s success and failures need to be put in perspective. (PTI)