Jwala-Diju loses in Denmark Open, Indian campaign ends

New Delhi: Curtains were drawn on India`s campaign at the Denmark Open Super Series after mixed doubles pair of V Diju and Jwala Gutta suffered a humiliating straight-game defeat in the quarterfinals at Odense on Friday.

The unseeded Indian pair lost 5-21 7-21 to third seeded English combination of Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in a match that lasted for just 26 minutes.

In a lopsided match, Jwala-Diju couldn`t provide any fight as the English pair reeled off eight points to zoom to 8-0 before pocketing the first game without breaking a sweat.

The second game was no different as the closest scoreline the Indian pair could go to the England combo was 2-3, before Nielsen and Pedersen just walked away with the game and the match.

Jwala and Diju had reached the semifinals of the China Masters last month.

India`s highest ranked shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the tournament in the second round on Thursday.


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