Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa defeat Dutch top seeds to lift Canada Open

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

By: Press Trust of India | Calgary | Updated: June 29, 2015 10:55:23 am

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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. 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.

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