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Me and Ashwini are the best: Jwala Gutta

New Delhi, Dec 23, 2013 (IANS)
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa . DH File Image


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 of India (BAI) for recommending a life ban on her for leading her side -- Krrish Delhi Smashers -- to almost forfeit a match during the Indian Badminton League (IBL).

"I am extremely delighted. We are the best and there is no doubt about it now and we remain the best for quite some time now. I still need to get fitter and hope we continue to fight like this in every match. I enjoyed my match today," said Jwala, who won her 10th national women's doubles crown.

Jwala's entry was withdrawn by the BAI from a couple of tournaments due to the above mentioned case. Now with the title, she hopes to be back in the Indian team.

"I don't have to prove anything. I have my credentials behind me. The day me and Ashwini play in India at the national level, it is really difficult for others to compete against us. We are internationally more exposed and experienced and I am happy we played here," added the Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

"This is the last tournament of the year and to end it with a high note feels great. All eyes were on me and I am glad I lived up to it," added the 30-year-old.


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