Jwala-Ashwini lose in Bitburger Open

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The World Championships bronze medallists and Commonwealth Games gold-winning pair went down 15-21, 16-21 to the Malaysian fourth seed. In the first round, Jwala-Ashwini had beaten Germany's Anika Dorr and Annika Horbach 21-14, 21-11.

Jwala Gutta
Jwala Gutta

Meanwhile, in the men’s singles event, Anand Pawar won the first game 16-21 but lost the next two 17-21, 6-21 to Ireland’s Scott Ivans in a closely fought contest.

Ashwini Ponnappa
Ashwini Ponnappa

India’s PC Thulasi also lose her women’s¬†singles tie 21-18, 14-21, 14-21 to sixth seed Sashina Vignes Waran of France.¬†Earlier, in the mixed doubles India’s Ashwini and Tarun Kona fought hard before losing to Sweden’s Nico Ruponen and Amanda Hogstrom Ashwini-Kona lost 15-21, 21-19, 17-21.

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