This was their last tournament before the London Olympics. The sixth seeded Indian pair went down in 45 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.


Jwala Gutta (left) and V Diju

The Indian pair were off to a rollicking start as they dominated the first game and went up 4-0. But the opponents made a strong comeback to make it 6-6. With one games each, the match went into the decider, which was keenly contested.

From 5-5, the Indians fought hard to make it 12-12, but thereafter consecutive four points sealed the match in favour of the Taipei duo.