What's to blame for PV Sindhu's freefall after last year's Basel World Championships? Predictability
The answers to PV Sindhu's slump in form after her World Championships win, perhaps lie in a melange of a host of external factors as well as a clutch of facets intrinsic to her game.
PV Sindhu, who won a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics, admitted that she felt bad when people said she has a "final phobia"
With no live sport on the horizon due to the coronavirus pandemic, Firstpost writers share their choices of matches that they would love to revisit.
All England Championships 2020: PV Sindhu goes down fighting to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in quarter-final to end India's campaign
Sindhu squandered a sparkling start as Okuhara produced a rearguard action to outwit Sindhu 12-21 21-15 21-13 in a 68-minute last eight encounter at the Arena Birmimgham.
All England Championships 2020: Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy lose in women's doubles second round; PV Sindhu through to quarter-finals
Sindhu next meets the winner of the round of 16 match between fourth-seeded Nozomi Okuhara of Japan and Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt of Denmark.
Badminton in 2019, Part 2: PV Sindhu’s World Championship triumph sole redeeming feature of forgettable year for India
Sindhu ended 2019 at the sixth spot in the Badminton World Federation rankings, with 72,914 points from participation in 18 World Tour tournaments, with her sole title coming at the World Championships
BWF World Tour 2019 Finals: PV Sindhu's record in top-tier tournaments gives her edge as she aims to end inconsistent year with title
In 2018, PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the season-ending World Tour Finals. She enters this edition as the World Champion to go with it.
China Open 2019: Kento Momota defeats Chou Tien-chen to defend Fuzhou crown, win 10th title this year
Kento Momota won his 10th title of a remarkable year as Japan's world number one defeated Chou Tien-chen to retain his Fuzhou China Open crown on Sunday.
China Open 2019: Kento Momota beats Ramus Gemke in semi-final to inch closer to 10th title this year
Kento Momota brushed aside Denmark's unseeded Ramus Gemke 21-19, 21-8 and faces Taiwan's world number two Chou Tien-chen in Sunday's championship decider.
BWF French Open 2019: An Se Young sends strongest message to date that she's a raging new talent in the shuttle firmament
An Se Young appears indefatigable, is swift and decisive with her footwork, has a virtually impregnable defence, and an arsenal of accurate strokes.
BWF French Open 2019: Tough draw for Kidambi Srikanth; PV Sindhu could run into Tai Tzu Ying in quarters
After the miserable showing of India’s badminton players at the Denmark Open, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be in the spotlight at the French Open.
BWF Denmark Open 2019 preview: Chance for PV Sindhu to show that World Championship title was no flash in the pan
In two tournaments since that epochal triumph at the World Championships, PV Sindhu has failed dismally to replicate the storming form that allowed her to imperiously swwep to the title in Basel.
PV Sindhu's road to Tokyo 2020 gold gets tricky with Carolina Marin's incredible resurgence from dreadful knee injury
Carolina Marin’s amazing resurgence spells bad news for recently-crowned world champion PV Sindhu's chances of converting the colour of her Olympic medal from silver at Rio 2016 into gold at Tokyo next year.
BWF China Open 2019: Early exit of defensive stonewallers underlines mounting challenge of aggressive players; reaffirms growing fitness standards
Nozomi Okuhara, Akane Yamaguchi, Viktor Axelsen, and Lin Dan lost on the opening day of China Open, making it clear that the days of super-fit, defensive stonewallers are numbered when intrinsically aggressive players hit their straps; and, somewhat antithetically, that the most marginal drop in fitness levels spells doom for even highly accomplished players.
BWF China Open 2019: PV Sindhu will need to overcome 'subtle and not-so-subtle handicaps' to reign victorious again
Sindhu faces an additional handicap of not having her charismatic coach in her corner. Kim was unexpectedly called away to attend to her ailing husband, and has not yet been able to provide a date for her return to Hyderabad.
World champion PV Sindhu to concentrate on net play under Kim Ji Hyun, Pullela Gopichand after Basel heroics
PV Sindhu played arguably the best tournament of her career so far at the World Championships in Basel, yet there is some work to do for the newly-crowned world champion.
PV Sindhu's Korean coach, Kim Ji Hyun, hails Indian shuttler's 'perfect' performance in World Championships final
Sindhu thrashed 2017 champion Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in one of the most lopsided finals in the history of the tournament.
Sindhu, the Olympic silver-medallist, who outplayed Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7 in a lop-sided final of the big event in Basel, Switzerland on Sunday, was mobbed at the airport after she touched down with national coach Pullela Gopichand by her side on Monday night.
Two-time silver-medallist Sindhu ended an agonising wait for an elusive gold with a maiden World Championship title on Sunday.
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