The Indian women’s pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa reached the finals of the Canada Open Grand Prix Gold by beating the Japanese pair Tanaka and Yonemto in straight sets 21-17,21-16 in the semi final in the early morning on Sunday. It was an excellent by Indian pair as they have showed signs of coming back into form.
In the first game both the pairs played some excellent badminton. At the changeover Jwala Gutta/ Ponappa led 11-10. After the changeover both the pairs equaled till 14-14 before Jwala Gutta and Ponappa scored 4 points in a row to take a 18-14 lead. The Indian pair won the first set 21-17.
In the second game Jwala Gutta/Ponappa showed their class as they maintained their led all the times. The duo played some excellent smashes and never allowed the Japanese pair a chance in the game. At the changeover the Indian pair led 11-8. After the changeover they continued dominance and won the second game 21-16.
Earlier in the quarter finals they had defeated Chan TK and Yuen SY of Hong in straight sets. They have reached personal best rankings of 13 and with this performance Jwala Gutta/Ponappa can climb up the ladder in the rankings which will be great news for Indian badminton.
They had earlier reached the semi finals of the US Open Grand Prix Gold and now they have reached the finals of the Canada Open finals.