Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto clinched the women’s doubles championship at the Guwahati Masters Super 100 on Sunday. The Indian duo, ranked 28th in the world, displayed a commanding performance, securing a straight-game victory (21-13, 21-19) against Sung Shuo Yun and Yu Chien Hui from Chinese Taipei in the final match, which lasted 40 minutes. Notably, the pair had finished as runners-up at the Syed Modi India International, a Super 300 BWF World Tour event, just the previous week. This marked the third title for the 33-year-old Ashwini Ponnappa and her partner Tanisha Crasto in the current year, following their victories at the Nantes International Challenge and Abu Dhabi Masters earlier in the year.
Tanisha/Ashwini 🇮🇳 wins the WD title at the first-ever #BWFTourSuper100 tournament in Guwahati, Assam 👏
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Ashwini and Tanisha formed a partnership in January of this year. Following Malvika Bansod’s semifinal departure, they became the sole contenders for the title. In a prior stage of the competition, Tanisha experienced defeat in the mixed doubles semifinal alongside Dhruv Kapila.
Securing their inaugural victory on home turf, this title triumph will enhance their standing in the BWF World Rankings as they prepare for the upcoming Odisha Masters commencing next week.