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Shruti Kurien (born 28 March 1983) is an Indian badminton player.[1] She along with partner Jwala Gutta won the National women's-doubles championship between 2002–2008. In 2008, Shruti won the women's-doubles title at KLRC Bulgaria Open Grand Prix.[2] She was formerly married to Nikhil Kanetkar, another National badminton champion from Maharashtra, although the two are now divorced.[3]

Shruti Kurien
Personal information
Country India
Born (1983-03-28) 28 March 1983 (age 36)
Chennai, India
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking26 (WD) 1 July 2010
62 (XD) 14 January 2010
BWF profile

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AchievementsEdit

South Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Wooden-Floor Gymnasium, Dhaka, Bangladesh   Aparna Balan   P. C. Thulasi
  Ashwini Ponnappa
21–19, 22–20   Gold
2006 Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka   Jwala Gutta   Aparna Balan
  B. R. Meenakshi
18–21, 23–21, 21–12   Gold
2004 Sports Complex, Islamabad, Pakistan   Jwala Gutta   Fathima Nazneen
  Manjusha Kanwar
15–6, 15–3   Gold

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Australian Open   Aparna Balan   Chia Chi Huang
  Tang He Tian
13–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2008 Bulgaria Open   Jwala Gutta   Shendy Puspa Irawati
  Meiliana Jauhari
21–11, 21–19   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Syed Modi India Open   Tarun Kona   Arun Vishnu
  Aparna Balan
14–21, 21–17, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Spanish Open   Aparna Balan   Line Damkjær Kruse
  Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen
14–21, 21–17, 15–21   Runner-up
2008 Nepal International   Jwala Gutta   Kalita Anjali
  Jyotshna Polavarapu
21–6, 21–8   Winner
2007 Tata Open India International   Jwala Gutta   Aparna Balan
  Jyotshna Polavarapu
21–11, 21–8   Winner
2007 Pakistan International   Jwala Gutta   Renu Chandrika Hettiarachchige
  Thilini Jayasinghe
21–13, 21–14   Winner
2007 Cyprus International   Jwala Gutta   Kati Tolmoff
  Ragna Ingolfsdottir
21–12, 21–13   Winner
2006 India Satellite   Jwala Gutta   Jung Youn-kyung
  Kim Min-jung
18–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2006 Sri Lanka Satellite   Jwala Gutta   Haw Chiou Hwee
  Lim Yin Loo
21–15, 14–21, 22–20   Winner
2004 Syed Modi India International   Jwala Gutta   Wong Mew Choo
  Anita Raj Kaur
15–5, 17–15   Winner
2004 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Jwala Gutta   Anastasia Russkikh
  Petya Nedelcheva
11–15, 6–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Nepal International   J. B. S. Vidyadhar   Valiyaveetil Diju
  Jwala Gutta
12–21, 15–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shruti Kurien". Badminton Association of India. Archived from the original on 10 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Shruti Kurien's Player Profile". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 2 August 2009.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Indian badminton stars Nikhil Kanetkar and Shruti Kurien are all smiles during their marriage". The Hindu. 28 August 2006. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2010.

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