Ashwini Ponnappa has decided to end her doubles partnership with Jwala Gutta in one of the biggest setbacks to Indian badminton in recent times.
Having been the best ever women's doubles pair in recent times, fans would be disappointed with the 'break-up'. They are the only ladies pair to win a medal (bronze) at the World Championships in 2011 while also clinching the Gold at 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. Ashwini and Jwala also represented India at the London Olympics.
The Times of India reports that Ashwini has written to the Badminton Association of India, saying henceforth she intended to partner Pradnya Gadre in all tournaments.