Jwala-Diju dedicate win to Ayazuddin

Updated: 16 September 2011 20:45 IST

Top mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju kept the tricolour fluttering by registering a thrilling victory to advance to semifinals at Changzhou on Friday. Gutta dedicated her victory to Mohammad Azharuddin's son Ayazuddin who died in Hyderabad.

New Delhi:

Top mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju kept the tricolour fluttering by registering a thrilling victory to advance to semifinals at Changzhou on Friday. Gutta dedicated her victory to Mohammad Azharuddin's son Ayazuddin who died in Hyderabad.

Jwala and Diju held their nerves in crucial moments to register a 17-21, 21-19, 21-9 win over Robert Blair of Scotland and Briton's Gabrielle White in a 46-minute match.

The world number 56 pair will take on the Korean duo of Yeon Seong Yoo and Ye Na Jang in the semifinals on Saturday.

(With inputs from PTI)

Topics : Badminton Mohammad Azharuddin Jwala Gutta
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