PV Sindhu Rio Olympics
Pullela Gopichand believes PV Sindhu needs to become stronger in all aspects of her game.Reuters

PV Sindhu enjoyed a splendid run at the Rio Olympics, where she won a silver, but the Indian shuttler has higher aims, and wants to become the world's topmost player in women's singles. As per the latest rankings, Sindhu is at the 10th position, and has a long way to go to reach the most-coveted spot. 

Attaining world number one is not going to be easy despite her success at the Rio Olympics. The Indian shuttler will need to be consistent in all the events she participates in, primarily the Superseries events, to climb up the ranking charts. With top badminton players like Carolina Marin, Li Xuerui and Ratchanok Intanon in the fray, she will need to be on top of her game.

There are two Superseries events in October, and Sindhu should feature in both the competitions, to be held in Japan and Korea. It remains to be seen if the world no. 10 will participate in the Indonesian Masters, which is a Grand Prix Gold event.

The Indian shuttler is aware of the route, which can help her climb higher in the rankings table.

"My immediate aim is the Superseries. I will focus on that. If you keep winning tournaments, you automatically become number one. I will have to definitely work hard and give my best," IANS quoted Sindhu as saying.

Sindhu, after her incredible performance in Rio, will feature in major competitions with immense confidence. Other players will, of course, stay on guard against her, but it is up to Sindhu to take her game to the next level. However, she does not want to rush, and wants to take one step at a time. The upward climb has just started for Sindhu, who has some good years left in her as she is just aged 21.

"It was a step-by-step journey. First the national circuit, then the international circuit. I was the first (Indian girl) to win a bronze at the World Championships. Slowly I got confidence in myself. I was down with injuries, ups and downs but then finally I made it," Sindhu said.