"I should not take it easy from now on. It is getting tougher and tougher each day. There are experienced players, Saina (Nehwal), Tine Baun and the Chinese. I have just won once against them which doesn't mean that I have an upper hand. They will be coming back. Every game and every match is very important for me. I need to focus on my game," said Sindhu.
     
Sindhu recently defeated world number two German Juliane Schenk and three-time All England Champion Tine Baun in the Indian Badminton League.
     
The Hyderabadi had broken into the top 10 of world rankings in mid of August but last week, she slipped two places to lie at 12th spot but the Indian vowed to end the year within top 7.
     
"By the end of this year, I will surely get into top 10 and may be in top 7 or 8 by year end. It's difficult to get into the top 5 and move up but I will surely work hard for that," she said.      

Asked if she sees herself as a world number one, Sindhu said: "I can't say if I could be the number one in next two years. I can't tell you the exact date and time and year but I will surely get there one day."
     
The Malaysia Grand Prix Gold winner said she is happy to get all the attention and is working on her defence for future tournaments.
     
"I am working on my defence. It is not my weak point but I need to improve more on defence. Life has changed after world championship. There is a lot of attention and it is good. I don't get irritated, we need to be feel blessed and happy for that," added Sindhu, who skipped the individual event of the PSPB Inter-unit championship.

(Agencies)

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