A week after being sent packing by Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in the first event of the Asia leg, world champion Sindhu showed great discipline and focus to see off world no.
PV Sindhu crashed out of the ongoing Thailand Open in the opening round after losing the hard-fought match against Mia Blichfeldt.
Sindhu and Saina didn't participate in Denmark Open Super 750 and SaarLorLux Super 100 -- the only two events which could be conducted after BWF was forced to suspend.
The shuttlers can now train but only during the time-slots allotted to each team.
Indian badminton team to start training, get access to physio after all 824 participants clear COVID-19 test
The Indian team, comprising Olympic hopefuls PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth, have been allotted training timings.
PV Sindhu is set to make her comeback to professional badminton at two Thailand Open tournaments that will be played from January 12 to 17 and January 19 to 24.
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World champion PV Sindhu, seeded sixth, will open against Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in Yonex Thailand Open.
In October, Sindhu had pulled out of the Denmark Open, one of the only two events to be held since March.
It's likely that the team will be allowed to train even during quarantine before playing their first tournament. The next tournament - beginning on January 19 - is likely to be with fans.
The BAI announced a strong eight-member squad to participate in the three upcoming tournaments, scheduled in January.
PV Sindhu to make badminton return at Yonex Thailand Open; SAI sanctions travel of her coach, physio
The sports ministry has sanctioned Sindhu's request to have her physio and fitness trainer accompany her at the tournaments.
PV Sindhu reminisced a moment from the initial days of the Federer-Nadal rivalry that inspired her in her career.
Indian shuttler PV Sindhu said that the Denmark Open was the final straw and she has decided to bid adieu to the game.
Sindhu's father PV Ramana, who has often spoken on behalf of the shuttler dismissed media reports that she left because of an unspecified dispute in the family.
Following her silver medal-winning performance in Rio Olympics in 2016, the then government offered Sindhu a Group-I rank officer job and Rs 3 crore as cash prize.