Jwala-Ashwini, Rupesh-Sanave crash out of World C'ships
Paris: The Indian men's and women's doubles
teams crashed out of the world championships after losing
their respective third-round matches here.
After making it to the quarter-finals in the mixed
doubles, Jwala Gutta failed to repeat the performance with
Ashwini Ponnappa in the women's doubles, going down to sixth
seeds Jung Eun Ha and Ming Jung Kim 21-14, 21-15.
The match that lasted 29 minutes was littered with
unforced errors by the Indians. Even though they had openings
to make a match of it, Jwala and Ashwini couldn't force the
In men's doubles, 15th seeds Rupesh Kumar and Sanave
Thomas also failed to continue their good run when they lost
to eighth seeds Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen of Denmark
Saina Nehwal will play sixth seed Shixian Wang of China
in the quarter-finals while the mixed doubles team of ninth
seeds V Diju and Jwala Gutta will take on 12 seeds Sung Hyun
Ko and Jung Eun Ha of South Korea also in the quarter-finals.