Copenhagen: Top Indian women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted in the second round of the World Badminton Championships, losing to Chinese fifth seeds Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao in straight games here Wednesday.
The World No.7 pair tamed Jwala and Ashwini 21-16, 21-8 in only 31 minutes at the 9,200-seater Ballerup Super Arena. This is the World No.21 pair's seventh loss in as many meetings against the Chinese combine.
Qing and Yunlei dominated from the start to take a massive 15-7 lead in the first game. However, the 2011 World Championship bronze medallists closed the gap to 13-15 before the Chinese raced away to take the game.