Oracle Netsuite Women's Squash Open: Joshna Chinappa stuns New Zealand's Joelle King to seal semi-finals spot

Joshna had a bye in the first round and then an easy 11-7, 6-11, 11-6 win over unseeded Melissa Alves of France for a place in the quarters.

Press Trust of India September 28, 2019 20:57:20 IST
Oracle Netsuite Women's Squash Open: Joshna Chinappa stuns New Zealand's Joelle King to seal semi-finals spot
  • The 33-year-old from Chennai, seeded eighth, notched up a 11-9, 6-11, 11-3 win over world ranked 6 Joelle in the quarterfinals on Friday night.

  • Joshna will meet top seed and world number one Raneem El Welily of Egypt on Sunday.

  • Joshna had a bye in the first round and then an easy 11-7, 6-11, 11-6 win over unseeded Melissa Alves of France for a place in the quarters.

San Francisco: India's Joshna Chinappa stunned fourth seed Joelle King of New Zealand to seal a place in the semi-final of the Oracle Netsuite women's squash Open, a world tour gold event here.

The 33-year-old from Chennai, seeded eighth, notched up a 11-9, 6-11, 11-3 win over world ranked 6 Joelle in the quarterfinals on Friday night.

Joshna will meet top seed and world number one Raneem El Welily of Egypt on Sunday.

Oracle Netsuite Womens Squash Open Joshna Chinappa stuns New Zealands Joelle King to seal semifinals spot

Joshna Chinappa has made the cut into the last 4 of the tournament. Image courtesy: Twitter/@PSAWorldTour

Joshna had a bye in the first round and then an easy 11-7, 6-11, 11-6 win over unseeded Melissa Alves of France for a place in the quarters.

Against King, Joshna's record has never been outstanding having lost many times but it was a different this time.

Showing assurance and keeping a good length in her returns, the Indian matched the rival stroke for stroke.

Though there was a slip in the second game when Joelle seemed to return to her aggressive ways, Joshna assured the winning trend did not desert her.

It was a gutsy show overall that took her 35 minutes to complete.

Responding to her big win, Cyrus Poncha, the SRFI Secretary General said, "This is a brilliant start to the season for Joshna. We wish her more success ahead.

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