Jwala-Ashwini pair loses in Korea Open

New Delhi: Indian challenge ended in the Korean Open after the women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost their quarterfinal match to eighth seeds Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao in the Super Series tournament in Seoul on Friday.

The Commonwealth Games gold medal winning Indian pair lost 16-21 15-21 to Qing and Yunlei in 30 minutes in the women`s doubles category.

Jwala and V. Diju had lost their second round match against the sixth seeded Chinese pair of Tao Jiaming and Qing Tian in the mixed doubles category yesterday.

Saina Nehwal and P. Kashyap were ousted after defeats in the second round in the singles category yesterday.