Ashwini Ponnappa

  • 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: Jwala-Ashwini lose in women's doubles final, take silver August 4, 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 2-3 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, Jwala-Ashwini lose June 19, 2014

    Jakarta: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal cruised into the women's singles quarter-finals 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...
  • Ashwini-Tarun 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 Gutta-Ashwini 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 10, 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 Gutta-Ashwini 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 straight-game 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 18-21...
  • Jwala Gutta-Ashwini 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...
  • Jwala-Ashwini 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 straight-game defeat against the Malaysian pair of Hui Ern Ng and Hui Lin Ng in the second round in Saarbrucken, Germany. The Commonwealth Games gold-medallist pair...
  • Jwala-Ashwini 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 straight-game win in the opening round of the Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold in Saarbrucken, Germany. The Commonwealth Games gold-medallist pair brushed aside Germany's Anika Dorr and Annika Horbach 21-14 21-11 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 15-20. One half of the...
  • Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa set to team up again September 27, 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 3-2 win over Mumbai Masters in a see-saw encounter of the inaugural Indian Badminton League here. The two teams were locked 2-2 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 Ponnappa-Joachim 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...
  • Jwala, Ashwini to renew partnership August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: India's most successful doubles badminton pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa are set to renew their partnership in October. The Commonwealth Games women's doubles gold medallists broke their successful partnership after the Olympics as Jwala wanted to take a sabbatical for an indefinite period. However, the duo confirmed...
  • Sindhu's performance will give others confidence: Ashwini Ponnappa August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Ashwini Ponnappa, the last Indian to have won a medal at the World Badminton Championships before PV Sindhu, praised her compatriot and said that her medal-winning performance will give other Indians confidence to play fearlessly. Ashwini won the women's doubles bronze medal at the Worlds with Jwala Gutta two...
  • Saina's golden chance to win medal at World Championships August 4, 2013

    Guangzhou: World No.3 Saina Nehwal will be leading the Indian challenge at the World Championships starting here on Monday at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium and this will be the Hyderabadi's best chance to grab the only major medal missing from her kitty. The ace Indian shuttler, leading India's biggest and strongest...
  • Ashwini could have added value to team: Banga Beats Coach July 31, 2013

    Bangalore: Banga Beats bought Parupalli Kashyap as their icon player but chief coach U Vimal Kumar feels even Ashwini Ponnappa would have been a good choice as being a local star she could have added value to the Bangalore side in the upcoming Indian Badminton League (IBL). "It (giving a miss...
  • IBL row: Now Thomas and Rupesh are up in arms July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: India's top men's doubles players K.T. Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas now say they, too, have been shortchanged by the organisers of the Indian Badminton League (IBL), and have threatened to pull out of the inaugural league. Rupesh and Thomas Thursday told IANS that like Jwala Gutta and Ashwini...
  • IBL defends slashing base price of icon players July 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Badminton League (IBL) organisers Wednesday defended their decision to slash the base price of two of the six Icon Players, Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta, who were livid that their base prices were halved at the players' auction. Jwala and Ashwini Tuesday told the media they were...
  • IBL stumbles past first hurdle July 24, 2013

    For the last couple of days, the Indian Badminton League has attracted a fair bit of attention. There has been a controversy as well but once the dust settles, focus will turn to what the league can accomplish. As Digvijay Singh deo reports, the signs are positive. ...