White looking forward to English Nationals
February 1, 2013 08:44 am
Gabby White has won four titles on her last three visits to the English National Badminton Championships and she wants to take that tally to six in Manchester.
The 22-year-old reached her first final at the Nationals in 2009, that coming in the women’s doubles with Jenny Wallwork where they lost to Donna Kellogg and Suzanne Rayappan.
However since then White hasn’t failed to leave the tournament without a title having won the women’s doubles crown with Wallwork for the past three years running.
White made it a double last year by winning the mixed doubles for the first time ever with fiancé Chris Adcock, who she is now back on court with permanently after a break.
This year however White isn’t teaming up with Wallwork, changes giving them separate mixed doubles partners in Lauren Smith and Alex Langley respectively.
The Nationals will also mark White and Adcock’s first since being partnered back together and the former is out for another double in Manchester.
“Chris and I won at the Nationals last year and that was really great – I also got the women’s doubles title with Jenny so it’s a competition I enjoy going to,” said White.
“I think everyone likes going there and winning and I’m no different. Any event is going to be competitive when it’s a National Championship.
“I’m excited by the new partnership. It will be good to link up with Lauren and hopefully we can do really well.”
White and Adcock start as second seeds in the mixed doubles while she will also start as second seeds with Smith in the women’s doubles.
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