Saturday, August 29, 2009

Gutta Jwala keeps India in the hunt

New Delhi, Aug 28 Indian shuttler Jwala Gutta paired up with V Diju and Ashwini Popanna to enter quarterfinals of mixed and women's doubles events respectively in the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament today.

Third seed Jwala-Diju beat local pair Hong-Ling Chen and Pie Chen Hsien 25-23 21-15 to set up a quarterfinal clash with Korean qualifiers Baek Cheol Shin and Hyun Young Yoo tomorrow.

Jwala notched up a double delight as she partnered Ashwini to defeat eighth seed Malaysian pair of Nairul Suhada Abdul Latif and Amelia Alicia Anscelly 21-15 21-15.

Jwala Gutta hopes that she and her mixed doubles partner V.Diju will be among the top five in the world badminton rankings by the year end.

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