Indian Badminton pair Jwala-Ashwini wins Canada Open

Highlights:

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • This was Jwala and Ashwini's first title since their reunion after the 2012 London Olympics.