ASHWINI PONNAPPA

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth rise in rankings November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding on their recent China Open title victories in Fuzhou, India's Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rose up the ladder in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Olympic bronze medallist Saina jumped a place to No.4 in women's singles, Srikanth, who defeated two-time Olympic...
  • Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa congratulate K Srikanth November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India's top doubles badminton pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa congratulated compatriot Kidambi Srikanth for beating two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the final to clinch the China Open Super Series Premier men's singles title in Fuzhou Sunday. "My heartiest congratulations to Srikanth..well done...amazing victory," tweeted Jwala. Ashwini tweeted:...
  • Shuttlers Ashwini-Ivanov in main draw of French Open Super Series October 21, 2014

    Paris: India's Ashwini Ponnappa and her Russian partner Vladimir Ivanov qualified for the main draw of the mixed doubles event at the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series on Tuesday. Ashwini and Ivanov first defeated local pair of Vincent Espen and Manon Krieger 21-9 21-7 in 20 minutes before getting a...
  • Mixed doubles pair of Ponnappa-Ivanov out of Denmark Open October 15, 2014

    Odense (Denmark): The Indo-Russian mixed doubles badminton pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Vladimir Ivanov were knocked out in the first round of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier here on Wednesday. Ponnappa-Ivanov lost 18-21, 18-21 in 30 minutes to Hong Kong pair Yun Lung Chan and Ying Suet Tse at the...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu back in top 10 of world rankings September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The World Championship bronze medal winning performance has helped Indian shuttler PV Sindhu to reenter the top10 in the world. In the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday, the 19yearold Sindhu has jumped two places to be at No.10 while Saina Nehwal remains stagnant as the...
  • Jwala GuttaAshwini Ponnappa ousted from World Championships August 27, 2014

    Copenhagen: Top Indian women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted in the second round of the World Badminton Championships, losing to Chinese fifth seeds Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao in straight games on Wednesday. The World No.7 pair tamed Jwala and Ashwini 2116, 218 in only 31 minutes...
  • Badminton: Ashwini PonnappaTarun Kona ousted from World Championships August 25, 2014

    Copenhagen: The Indian badminton squad got off to a poor start as Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from their mixed doubles opener at the World Championships on Monday. Though Tarun and Ashwini lost the first game 1621 to Danish World No.16 pair Anders Kristiansen and Julie Houmann, they came...
  • Parupalli Kashyap awarded Rs.25 lakh by BAI August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Sunday announced cash rewards for Indian medal winners Parupalli Kashyap, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, PV Sindhu and RMV. Gurusaidutt at the Commonwealth Games. Men's singles gold medallist Kashyap will be getting a reward of Rs.25 lakh while women's doubles silver...
  • CWG 2014: JwalaAshwini lose in women's doubles final, take silver August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to Malaysian duo Vivian Kah Mun Hoo and Khe Wei Woon in the women's doubles final of the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Sunday and had to settle for the silver medal. The Indian third seeds lost to the second seeded Malaysian...
  • CWG 2014: Indian shuttlers miss out on mixed team bronze July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers failed to replicate the performance of the 2010 Commonwealth Games at the 2014 edition here as they lost the mixed team bronze medal playoff 23 to Singapore at the Emirates Arena here Monday. India, who won silver four years ago at home, could not come out with their...
  • Saina Nehwal sails into quarters at Indonesia Open, JwalaAshwini lose June 19, 2014

    Jakarta: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal cruised into the women's singles quarterfinals of the USD 750,000 Indonesia Open Super Series even as India's challenge ended in the women's doubles event with the ouster of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, here on Thursday. Saina, seeded eighth, had a relatively easy outing against Kirsty...
  • AshwiniTarun exit from Indonesian Open June 17, 2014

    Jakarta: Indian shuttlers Ashwini Ponnappa and Tarun Kona lost their mixed doubles first round clash of the Indonesian Open Super Series Premier at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here on Tuesday. The World No.21 German pair of Peter Kaesbauer and Isabel Herttrich came from behind after losing the first game...
  • Jwala GuttaAshwini Ponnappa progress in Japan Open June 11, 2014

    Top Indian doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa continued their good run when they proceeded to the women's doubles second round at the $250,000 Japan Open Super Series here Wednesday. The Indian combine, who were in fine form during last month's Uber Cup, moved past Japan's Ayane Kurihara and Naru...
  • PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap progress in Badminton Asia Championships April 23, 2014

    Gimcheon: PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap, RMV Gurusaidutt and women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa on Wednesday made winning starts to their campaigns at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships being held in the Gimcheon Indoor Stadium. Sindhu, India's best bet at the continental event, beat Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi...
  • Saina Nehwal out but Sindhu advances to 2nd round of Singapore Open April 9, 2014

    Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal's poor form in international arena continued as she suffered a first round exit in the Singapore Open Super Series while PV Sindhu made her way into the pre-quarterfinals after a hard-fought victory in women's singles on Wednesday. World number eight Saina fought for an hour and...
  • Indian doubles players struggling with tactics: Joachim Fischer April 5, 2014

    New Delhi:Indian doubles players are struggling with tactics and not reading the game properly, according to mixed doubles star Joachim Fischer Nielsen of Denmark, who believes a Danish coach can provide new knowledge and solve the country's doubles woes. An accomplished doubles player, Fisher, who won at least eight Superseries titles,...
  • Struggling Jwala-Ashwini aim for improvement at India Open March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India's top doubles shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa wants to leave behind her dismal performance at the Swiss Open and All-England and is confident of a better show with partner Jwala Gutta at the $250,000 India Open Super Series to be held from April 1-6. The 24-year-old, who will be defending...
  • Jwala-Ashwini fail to enter All England main draw March 5, 2014

    Birmingham: Women's doubles specialists Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa failed to make the main draw of the $400,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena here Tuesday. It turned out to be a bad day for Indian shuttlers at the 104th edition of the championships as all others...
  • Jwala GuttaAshwini Ponnappa lose at Korea Open Super Series January 9, 2014

    Seoul: Commonwealth Games gold medallist pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa on Thursday suffered a straightgame defeat in the third round of the women's doubles competition to crash out of USD 600,000 Korea Open Super Series badminton tournament. The world championship bronze medallist combo of Gutta and Ponnappa lost 1821...
  • Jwala GuttaAshwini Ponnappa start 2014 on a winning note January 8, 2014

    Seoul: India's successful women's doubles badminton pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa started the New Year on a winning note as they entered the second round of the $600,000 Korea Open Super Series here on Wednesday. The 2011 World Championship bronze medallists made short work of New Zealand pair Anna Rankin...
  • Me and Ashwini Ponnappa are the best: Jwala Gutta December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Jwala Gutta, who Monday won the women's doubles title at the 78th Senior National Badminton Championships, said that she and her partner Ashwini Ponnappa "are the best". The 2011 World Championship bronze medallist has had a tough year fighting a court case against the Badminton Association...
  • JwalaAshwini lose in Bitburger Open October 31, 2013

    New Delhi: India's women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa Thursday crashed out of the Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold after suffering a straightgame defeat against the Malaysian pair of Hui Ern Ng and Hui Lin Ng in the second round in Saarbrucken, Germany. The Commonwealth Games goldmedallist pair...
  • JwalaAshwini win, Thulasi loses in Bitburger Open October 31, 2013

    New Delhi: India's women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa started their campaign with a dominating straightgame win in the opening round of the Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold in Saarbrucken, Germany. The Commonwealth Games goldmedallist pair brushed aside Germany's Anika Dorr and Annika Horbach 2114 2111 in a...
  • Jwala and co to start campaign in Bitburger Open October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Celebrated women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa and a few other Indians will start their campaign in the Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament which starts with the qualifiers at Saarbrucken, Germany on Monday. The commonwealth Games gold medallist pair, who started playing together again...
  • We're not expecting a miracle, says Ashwini Ponnappa September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: With Commonwealth and Asian Games coming up next year, Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta might be joining hands once again but the celebrated women's doubles pair is not expecting any miracles when they take the courts in Denmark Open Super Series Premier from October 1520. One half of the...
  • Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa set to team up again September 26, 2013

    The two, after parting ways after the London Olympics last year, are likely to be seen in action as early as October. ...
  • Ashwini Ponnappa-Jwala Gutta to renew partnership in Denmark September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Doubles shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa will join hands with former partner Jwala Gutta once again, starting from the Denmark Open Super Series Premier October 15-20. The 2011 World Championships women's doubles bronze medallists will also play the French Open Super Series (Oct 22-27) and the Bitburger SaarLoxLux Open Grand Prix...
  • Indian Badminton League: Pune Pistons edge past Mumbai Masters August 18, 2013

    Lucknow: Ashwini Ponnappa and her mixed doubles partner Joachim Fischer raised their game under pressure to guide Pune Pistons to a 32 win over Mumbai Masters in a seesaw encounter of the inaugural Indian Badminton League here. The two teams were locked 22 after four matches before Ponnappa and Fischer sealed...
  • IBL: Saurabh and mixed doubles duo guide Pune Pistons to win August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Saurabh Verma and the mixed doubles pair of Ashwini PonnappaJoachim Fischer Nielsen helped Pune Pistons to victory over Krrish Delhi Smashers in the opening tie of the Indian Badminton League here on Wednesday at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Pune with this win bagged four points including a bonus,...
  • Attitude towards doubles needs to change: Jwala and Ashwini August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa on Wednesday said the doubles event is not being taken seriously by the administrators of the sport and the focus is on singles. India's singles shuttlers are doing brilliantly on the international circuit with eight of them figuring among the men's...