She is big; she is strong and one of contenders to get a medal for India in the doubles categories at the upcoming Olympics in London.
Standing 5ft 10in, Jwala is a force both in women%u2019s doubles and mixed doubles.
She won a gold with Ashwini Ponnappa in women's doubles; a silver with V Diju in mixed doubles.
Not only on the court has she been a newsmaker. The reports of her alleged romance with former India cricketer Mohd Azharuddin did rounds for a long time before she vehemently dismissed it.
Following the Commonwealth success, she adorned the covers of many leading magazine in the country, becoming a household name overnight.
It's quite an achievement considering the sporting panorama of the country where it%u2019s only cricketers who make the news %u2013 most of the time.
Clearly, Jwala has had a chequered life, both on and off the field, and she has been a force in both arenas.
She is the finest doubles player India has ever produced. The spotlight will surely be on her at the upcoming Olympics.
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Though she has been playing for a long time, the 28-year-old came into the limelight during the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010.
Last year in a world championship event in London, she won a bronze in women%u2019s doubles with Ashwini. It was India%u2019s first medal in the category in a world championship event.
Jwala and Ashwini complement each other very well and that%u2019s why many stellar pundits in a medal-yearning country are pinning their hopes on them for a medal. She has a very good understanding with Diju as well.
Very few know Jwala is born to an Indian father and a Chinese mother.
Her marriage with former Indian badminton player Chetan Anand continued for almost six years before both legally parted ways last year in June. She has been known for unorthodox views and they are well-documented.
Her immense confidence in her abilities makes her stand out from others. She is a true champion and the entire nation expects a medal from her. Anything less than a medal won%u2019t do; she is that good.