Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jwala Gutta did Andhra Pradesh proud winning two of the five titles at the Senior Nationals

Gutta Jwala grabbed the women's doubles title for the ninth time, this being the first with Ashwini Ponnappa. Jwala then went on to seize the mixed doubles crown too, with Valiyaveetil Diju.

Jwala and Diju, who missed the Syed Modi International Grand Prix last month, made it up by winning the mixed doubles title on Sunday. They packed off Aparna Balan and Arun Vishnu in straight games 21-12, 21-7.

Jwala then paired with Ashwini to outplay former partner Shruti Kurien and Aparna Balan 21-15, 22-20.

Jwala and Ashwini had it easy in the first game. Shruti and Aparna gave a tough fight in the second, but could not stop their opponents from taking the game and title.

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