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Kamilla-Christinna: A successful women couple on and off the court

DUBAI: Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen are a successful pair on and off the court. The Danish women’s doubles pair stunned many when they announced recently that they are in relationship for quite sometime.

Having won many major titles at the international level, the Danish girls revealed it all in a book a couple of months back. Understanding each other is the key to success in doubles and the Danes say that living together helped them to know each other well. “We don’t need to hide anything now. We are very happy about how people reacted to our relationship. We have only heard positive things from our colleagues. But for our European and Danish players it’s like an old news. If people ask us how well you know each other? We say that we know each other well as we live together,” the duo said, adding that they were in relationship since 2009.

“We were in relationship before we became a Badminton pair. Many people asked us why we had to hide this issue. But we did not reveal it as our focus is to become a successful badminton team and not a women couple. We think this is the right time since we had won an Olympic medal and other titles. We want to be famous for what we have done on the court and not outside,” they added

Christinna said that all the top players in the world want to be part of the Premier Badminton League. “PBL is one good thing to happen for badminton. All the top players in the world want to be part of that league. It’s quite interesting, the auction, moving from one city to another, being part of a team etc. The setup is quite professional. Though we travel a lot and play in many countries PBL is one thing we look forward to. Even though, our international schedule is tight, Mathias (Boe), Viktor (Axelsen) and both of us want to be part of PBL,” Christinna said.

The duo credits their success to practicing with boys. “We became strong because we always practice with young boys. May be that helped us a lot to do well,” they said.

In the third edition of PBL, Christinna will play for Awadhe Warriors while Kamilla will be part of Ahmedabad Smash Masters.

Srikanth, Sindhu confident of doing well in Finals

Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu are confident of doing well in the BWF Super Series Finals, which kicks off at the Hamdan Sports Complex here on Wednesday.

Only these top two shuttlers from India have qualified for the year-ending Finals. Both the shuttlers are placed in easy groups in the league stage. Srikanth is clubbed with World champion Viktor Axelsen (Denmark), Shi Yuqi (China) and Tien Chen Chou (Chinese Taipei). As two players qualify from each group, Srikanth is expected to make it to the semifinals without much difficulty.

“I worked really hard for this tournament. I am confident of doing well,” said Srikanth, who was adjudged as the Mr Best Dressed at the Awards function here on Monday. Tai Tzu Ying was the Miss Best Dressed.

Sindhu also was in a comparatively easy pool along with Akane Yamaguchi (Japan), He Bingjiao (China) and Sayaka Sato (Japan). “I think reaching the semifinals will not be a problem but I am not going to take it easy. Every match is very important,” Sindhu said.

Source : timesofindia

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Kamilla-Christinna: A successful women couple on and off the court


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