Joshna Chinappa enters pre-quarterfinal of British Open Squash after beating Millie Tomlinson; Saurav Ghosal crashes out

Hull: A fighting Joshna Chinappa kept her hopes alive as the Indian entered the pre-quarterfinal round of the British Open Squash, a PSA World Tour Platinum event.

 Joshna Chinappa enters pre-quarterfinal of British Open Squash after beating Millie Tomlinson; Saurav Ghosal crashes out

File image of Joshana Chinappa. Image courtesy: Twitter/@manharsinhbjp

Saurav Ghosal and Ramit Tandon have bowed out of the tournament, though.

Seeded 15 and down below in the draw, Joshna had a bye in the first round but did well in the next late on Tuesday when she downed English challenger girl Millie Tomlinson 12-10, 11-3, 11-9.

This is an event where some of the world's best players get to play and to progress is a big achievement. Joshna will face the sixth seeded Sarah-Jane Perry of England late on Thursday.

However, Ghosal met with an unexpected reverse after a bye in the first round, losing 11-9, 11-4, 7-11, 11-6 to fifth seeded Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad.

Ramit was unlucky to confront the experienced James Willstrop in the very first round and lost 11-8, 11-8, 11-1.

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Updated Date: May 22, 2019 18:25:55 IST