PV Sindhu was brilliant in the Rio Olympics, winning the silver medal, thus bringing glory to India. The Indian shuttler does not want to stop there, and hopes to come up with an improved performance every time and win major competitions like the Superseries, World Championships and other big competitions.
She understands, after her silver medal, people will have huge expectations. With India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal's career span in world badminton in serious doubt after some serious injuries in the past, the onus may fall on Sindhu to carry the India flag on her shoulders.
After the Rio success, life has changed for the silver medallist as she has become the darling of India badminton, and also received gifts and award from all quarters including the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, which is the country's highest sporting honour.
"Life has changed a lot after the Games and now the responsibility are always high and everybody's eyes will be always on me so I think from now onwards I'll have to work harder then what I have been doing," Press Trust of India quoted Sindhu as saying.
"I think it is just the start and it is not over with the Olympic medal. There are many tournaments like Super Series and All England and World Championship and I want to win them."
Though Sindhu might have not been able to shine post-Olympics, as she also lost in the Denmark and the French Open, she will hope to deliver in the China Open, which starts next week. It is in the same competition, where Saina will stage a comeback after her knee surgery.
Sindhu is well prepared for the Superseries, and just wants to concentrate on playing some wonderful badminton. The shuttler is not perturbed with the opponents that she will face in China, as she has it in her to beat any top player on a given day.
"My training has been very good. I am prepared well. Sorry I haven't seen the draw. It doesn't matter I guess since you have to play every good player at some stage. Nobody is going to be easy and everybody will fight till the last point so even it is a lower ranked player, you have to give your best," Sindhu said.