I have got nothing to prove after a long successful career, says Jwala Gutta

The 29-year-old will be pairing with Prajakta Sawant, a talented young player, who has been involved in a legal tussle with chief coach Pullela Gopichand, in the women's doubles competition. The new pair will take on the Thai combo of Serithammarak Artima and Peeraya Munkitamorn in the opening round of the qualifiers.

updated: March 02, 2013 13:44 IST
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New Delhi: On a sabbatical for the past seven months, India's star doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta concedes she has chosen a difficult comeback stage in the All England Championships but insists she has nothing to prove during the Premier Super Series event starting March 5 in Birmingham.

One half of the World Championships bronze medal-winning pair, Jwala had taken a break after the London Olympics and for the last two months, has been working out to get back in shape for All England, where she will pair up with 20-year-old Prajakta Sawant and the experienced V Diju in the women's and mixed doubles category respectively.

"Coming back after a long break is difficult so I am not expecting too much from myself at the moment. I am taking it easy," Jwala told PTI.

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