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No cakewalk in All England even without Marin: Sindhu

MUMBAI: Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday stated it may not be a very simple day trip for her at the upcoming All England Open Badminton Championship even within the anticipated absence of injured reigning Olympic Champion, Carolina Marin.

The All England Championship is to be held from March 6 and Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu feels she would have to give her 100 per cent there in an effort to win the ladies's singles title.

"We have the nationals and then we have the All England Championships. It (All England) is one of the biggest tournaments and I hope I give my best, play well and I know it is not going to be easy. I think we have to be at our 100 per cent," stated Sindhu.

"After that we have couple of Super Series and then we start with our Olympic qualifications this year, where we will have to keep ourselves fit and healthy," Sindhu informed reporters.

Coach Vimal Kumar had remarked that with Spaniard Carolina out, it used to be a great opportunity for Sindhu and any other most sensible Indian woman shuttler Saina Nehwal at the All England Championship.

But Sindhu begged to range pronouncing there would be different most sensible avid gamers within the fray.

"She (Marin) had a knee surgery. Definitely a sad moment, but injuries are part of life. Definitely she will come back stronger. I hope for a speedy recovery (for Marin)."

"I simply can't say it is a just right probability. Definitely it is not going to be easy. Because as I stated the highest 10 to 15 avid gamers are of the similar standard. If one just goes off (no longer competing), you cannot suppose that it's going to be a very simple draw or it's going to be a cakewalk. No!

"Every fit is similarly tough as a result of each and every participant has a special taste of play. Now the Chinese are doing in point of fact smartly - Chen Yufei, HE Bingjiao, and from Korea Sung Ji Hyun, and Ratchanok Intanon (from Thailand) are doing smartly. So there are a few avid gamers from each and every nation who're doing in point of fact smartly," she defined.

Marin, reigning World Champion, will probably be out of motion for no less than six months after she suffered a leg harm within the Indonesia Masters final towards Saina and had to go through surgical treatment.

Meanwhile, Sindhu is aiming to win some extra Super Series titles.

"Definitely, want to win one of the Super Series, keep myself have compatibility and healthy and get ready smartly. Nothing particular," she spoke back to a question about her plans for 2019.

Sindhu ended 2018 on a high after profitable the World Tour Finals.

"I'm more than happy 2018 has ended on a very good note. But 2018 is over, now it is 2019. It is a fresh 12 months, New Year and new resolutions, and I hope that I can just give my highest and just play my sport, support a lot more. I'm relatively self-assured but I should not be over-confident in that method, thinking that I will be able to win towards anybody, as I stated.

"I think on that particular day, whoever plays well and gives their best is the winner. I feel the top 1 to 10 players are of same standard in the world. Each point is very important. You just can't think that this opponent is easy, can just play lightly at the start and then catch up," she noted.

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