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Badminton: Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa win Canada Open

Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa upstaged the top-seeded Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in the final of the Canada Open on Sunday to win their first title since reuniting after the 2012 London Olympics.

other Updated: Jun 29, 2015 11:56 IST
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Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa upstaged the top-seeded Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in the women's doubles final of the Canada Open on Sunday to win their first title since reuniting after the 2012 London Olympics.

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 19-19 onwards 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 six of the next seven points to clinch the title.