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Doubly difficult at Uber Cup but Indians are ready: Jwala

New Delhi: Clubbed with the mighty Chinese in the Uber Cup`s group stage, India`s best women`s doubles player Jwala Gutta concedes it would be doubly difficult for her "brave team" to make the knockouts but it would still go full throttle with a positive mindset to make an impression at the prestigious event in Macau.

India are with China and Malaysia in Group W of the Uber Cup Preliminary Asia Zone to be held from February 13 to 19 and Jwala said she is up for the challenge and looking forward to the event.

"We had created history in the last edition when we reached the knockout stage but this time it would be tough. China, Malaysia in the group and I won`t lie, it would be doubly difficult but I believe in being positive and I`m looking forward to the event," Jwala told reporters.

"Saina (Nehwal) will play the first singles and me and Ashwini (Ponnappa) will play the first doubles and I am focussing on taking out my match. China is a top-ranked team and they have top-ranked players in doubles as well. It is not going to be easy but it is part and parcel of the game.”

"We have seen both good and bad draws and we don`t have much of a choice. We have a brave team with lots of young players and it can help. I can just say, we will go full throttle with a positive mindset," added the shuttler, who along with Ashwini Ponnappa had won the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medal.

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