New Delhi: PV Sindhu's father and mentor PV Ramana fervently hopes that his daughter would on Saturday improve on the bronze she won at the 2013 World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou and settle for no less than a silver -- or better still gold.
The World No. 12 created history on Friday by reaching the women's singles semifinals and assuring herself of at least a bronze at the Worlds in Copenhagen. By achieving this, the Hyderabadi became the first Indian to win two medals at the sport's most prestigious event.
"We are very happy. She lost and saved a few match-points in the third round Thursday. Today (Friday) again it was a tough match and she came back strongly to win it. This shows Sindhu's fighting spirit and I appreciate it. I hope, and I am confident, that she can improve on the colour of the medal this time," Ramana, a former India international volleyball player, said over phone from Hyderabad.