Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa Ousted From World Championships

Updated: 27 August 2014 17:38 IST

The world No.7 chinese pair of Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao tamed Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa 21-16, 21-8 in only 31 minutes at the 9,200-seater Ballerup Super Arena.

Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa Ousted From World Championships
A file photo of Indian doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in action during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. © AFP

Copenhagen:

Top Indian women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted in the second round of the World Badminton Championships, losing to Chinese fifth seeds Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao in straight games here Wednesday.

The World No.7 pair tamed Jwala and Ashwini 21-16, 21-8 in only 31 minutes at the 9,200-seater Ballerup Super Arena. This is the World No.21 pair's seventh loss in as many meetings against the Chinese combine.

Qing and Yunlei dominated from the start to take a massive 15-7 lead in the first game. However, the 2011 World Championship bronze medallists closed the gap to 13-15 before the Chinese raced away to take the game.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games champions did not even stand a chance in the second as the reigning Olympic champions tamed their Indian opponents to proceed to the third round.

However, Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy won their men's doubles opener late Tuesday evening to progress to the second round. The duo defeated the Russian pair of Nikita Khakimov and Vasily Kuznetsov 21-19, 21-23, 21-19 in exactly an hour and will take on Japanese 15th seeds Hirokatsu Hashimoto and Noriyasu Hirata later on Wednesday.

Eleventh seed PV Sindhu (women's singles), Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar (men's doubles), Ajay Jayaram and Kidambi Srikanth (men's singles) will also be seen in action later Wednesday.



Topics : Badminton Jwala Gutta
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