Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa Win Canada Open

Updated: 29 June 2015 22:17 IST

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa beat Dutch duo Selena Piek-Eefje Muskens for the title on Sunday.

Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa Win Canada Open
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa celebrate their Canada Open win. © PTI

Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won the Canada Open women's doubles title after upstaging the top-seeded Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in the summit clash. ('Indian badminton should give more importance to doubles')

The third-seeded Indian pair triumphed 21-19 21-16 in the contest which lasted 35 minutes. In a closely-contested opening game, Jwala and Ashwini broke away from the 19-19 and converted the lone game point opportunity to grab the initiative.

The Indians dominated the second game and raced to a 5-0 lead before going from 10-6 to 15-6 up. However, Muskens and Piek fought back to win nine points straight and tie the game at 15-15. (Saina Nehwal to get Rs. 9 lakh for physiotherapist)

But Jwala and Ashwini did not let the advantage slip and won 6 of the next 7 points to clinch the title. This was Jwala and Ashwini's first title since their reunion after the 2012 London Olympics. (Saina Nehwal calls for government schemes for upcoming badminton talent)

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