Ashwini-Jwala duo get Much Needed Boost With Canada Open Victory
India’s best women badminton player duo, bagged the Canada Open Grand Prix on Sunday ending the drought of titles.
Ecstatic after winning the Canada Open women’s doubles title with Jwala Gutta, Indian shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa said consistency has been the key to their success, on Monday.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist pair of Ashwini and Jwala defeated the top-seeded Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek 21-19 21-16 to clinch the USD 50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix tournament last night.
It is a fantastic win. We have been playing well and have been consistent. Winning the tournament just before the world championship is a great boost. Naturally, the World Championship in August is the next target for us. –Ashwini Ponnappa, Indian Badminton Player
India’s best doubles pair, Ashwini and Jwala, who won four bronze medals last year, were waiting for a title win.
World Championship 2015
Ashwini and Jwala had taken a break post the London Olympics and this is their first title since their reunion after the 2012 Games.
The duo trained separately for some time but now with the World Championship round the corner, they will once again start training together.
Ashwini and Jwala have been training separately. But that has not affected their partnership after all the matched they have played together.
According to Ashwini, the 2011 World Championship bronze winners will be training together at the Bangalore national training camp for the upcoming World Championship.
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