Ashwini Ponnappa

  • PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap progress in Badminton Asia Championships 23-04-2014 06:40 PM

    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...
  • Saina Nehwal out but Sindhu advances to 2nd round of Singapore Open 09-04-2014 07:31 PM

    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...
  • Indian doubles players struggling with tactics: Joachim Fischer 05-04-2014 02:14 PM

    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...
  • Struggling Jwala-Ashwini aim for improvement at India Open 19-03-2014 05:17 PM

    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...
  • Jwala-Ashwini fail to enter All England main draw 05-03-2014 08:46 AM

    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...
  • Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa lose at Korea Open Super Series 09-01-2014 04:40 PM

    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...
  • Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa start 2014 on a winning note 08-01-2014 10:08 PM

    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...
  • Me and Ashwini Ponnappa are the best: Jwala Gutta 23-12-2013 09:38 PM

    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...
  • Jwala-Ashwini lose in Bitburger Open 31-10-2013 11:37 PM

    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...
  • Jwala-Ashwini win, Thulasi loses in Bitburger Open 31-10-2013 12:12 PM

    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...
  • Jwala and co to start campaign in Bitburger Open 28-10-2013 10:08 PM

    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...
  • We're not expecting a miracle, says Ashwini Ponnappa 27-09-2013 05:34 PM

    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...
  • Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa set to team up again 26-09-2013 08:27 PM

    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 02-09-2013 07:26 PM

    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...
  • Indian Badminton League: Pune Pistons edge past Mumbai Masters 18-08-2013 01:17 PM

    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...
  • IBL: Saurabh and mixed doubles duo guide Pune Pistons to win 15-08-2013 01:23 AM

    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...
  • Attitude towards doubles needs to change: Jwala and Ashwini 14-08-2013 05:48 PM

    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...
  • Jwala, Ashwini to renew partnership 13-08-2013 07:55 PM

    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 10-08-2013 02:54 PM

    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...
  • Saina's golden chance to win medal at World Championships 04-08-2013 05:58 PM

    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...
  • Ashwini could have added value to team: Banga Beats Coach 31-07-2013 03:10 PM

    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...
  • IBL row: Now Thomas and Rupesh are up in arms 25-07-2013 05:49 PM

    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...
  • IBL defends slashing base price of icon players 24-07-2013 10:31 PM

    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...
  • IBL stumbles past first hurdle 24-07-2013 09:27 PM

    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. ...
  • Gopichand defends slashing base price of Jwala, Ashwini 24-07-2013 06:30 PM

    Kolkata: The base price of two of the six Icon Players, who went unsold in the the Indian Badminton League (IBL), was reduced to ensure they did not suffer a financial loss, national coach Pullela Gopichand asserted Wednesday At the inaugural players' auction for the IBL Monday, organisers were forced...
  • Controversy post Indian Badminton League auction 23-07-2013 08:11 PM

    Jwala Gutta, one of the six icon players at the auction has slammed the IBL organisers, telling CNN-IBN that she felt lied to and misled. Doubles specialists Jwala and Ashwini Ponappa were among the icon players who were guaranteed a base price of 50,000 US Dollars but it was reduced...
  • Jwala Gutta slams Indian Badminton League 23-07-2013 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: Indian badminton star Jwala Gutta was left disappointed by the reduction in her base price during the Indian Badminton League auctions in New Delhi on Monday. Commonwealth Games women's doubles champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa went to Delhi Smashers and Pune Pistons respectively at 31,000 dollars and...
  • Saina, Chong Wei top draws at IBL auction 21-07-2013 10:24 PM

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P Kashyap along with international star such as world number one Lee Chong Wei will be up for grabs when the much-awaited players' auction of the USD one million Indian Badminton League is held on Monday. Six franchises from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore,...
  • India suffer 0-5 thrashing to China at Kuala Lumpur 19-05-2013 05:30 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: India suffered a 0-5 thrashing at the hands of formidable China in their opening group match of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship here. Only P V Sindhu could offer a semblance of a fight in her 21-19, 16-21, 14-21 women's singles loss to Wang Yihan while...
  • Ponnappa-Gadre duo enters second round of India Open 24-04-2013 03:49 PM

    New Delhi: The newly formed Indian women's doubles team featuring Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre defeated England's pair of Lauren Smith and Gabrielle White 19-21, 22-20, 21-11 to enter the second round of India Open here on Wednesday. In another match, Jwala Gutta and Prajakta Sawant lost to Misato Aratama...