After a surge of strong performances in the first and the second round, Indian star player Joshana Chinappa’s phenomenal run came to an end in Qatar. Facing a third Egyptian opponent on the trot the Indian could not succeed in making it through to the semis. Joshana lost her quarter-finals 11-8, 9-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-6
India’s Joshana Chinappa continued her great run against the Egyptians. In the second round she played Yathreb Adel and overcame the Egyptian comfortably in straight sets. Joshana Chinappa remains only Indian to advance in Qatar Joshana’s compatriot in women’s squash Dipika Pallikal lost to Egypt’s Yathreb Adel in the opening round. From the men’s Saurav
The first round of the Qatar Open brought some great news for the squash fans in India. Joshana Chinappa won her first round and advanced to the second, where she will face Yathreb Adel. Defeating the top-seed in the first round is a testimony to the class of the Indian and this win will act
Joshana Chinappa’s high-flying run at the Carrol Weymuller Open came to a vicious end in the semi-finals. The Indian faced wildcard entrant Joelle King of New Zealand, who proved to be too strong for Chinappa to handle. King won the match 11-4, 9-11, 11-4 and 11-8 to reach the finals. Over in a flash That is
The Indian women’s team ran out of steam in the main round of the Macau Open after a blistering display in the qualifying matches. Joshana Chinappa lost to third seed Alison Waters of England, while Dipika Pallikal lost to top seed Laura Massaro. Joshana had a difficult qualifying draw at Macau Open Joshana Chinappa had
Joshana Chinappa overcame Egypt’s Habiba Mohamed 11-8, 11-9, 11-6 to lift the women’s title, while Mahesh Mangaonkar suffered a defeat at the hands of Adrian Waller in a tough four set contest in the men’s final. Joshana Chinappa maintains cool to win NSCI Open Joshana Chinappa, seeded third in the competition, kept her calm after
Meanwhile, 14th seeded Dipika Pallikal showed great resilience to come back from 2 games down and win her opener 9-11, 10-12, 11-6, 11-4, 11-7 against Samantha Teran in 75 minutes. The World No. 16 Pallikal had never been able to beat the Mexican before this tournament. And for the first two games, she looked to be in trouble as Teran edged ahead to win the first two games from Dipika and took a 2-0 lead. But the experience and composure of Dipika helped her turn the match around.
It has been a fabulous last few weeks for India No. 3 Harinder Pal Sandhu. He continues his winning streak by dethroning the India No. 1 Saurav Ghosal to capture his maiden Senior Nationals title at the Cricket Club of India on Saturday. Sandhu edged past Ghosal 11-2, 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 11-9 in 74 minutes.
It was a case of so close, yet so far for India No. 1 Saurav Ghosal once again. In a heartbreaking loss at the Macau Open quarter-finals, World No. 17 Ghosal held three match points only to see his spirited rival Mazen Hesham come back to snatch victory 5-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 13-11. Finishing long