India loses to France in WSF world women's team squash

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India loses to France in WSF world women's team squash

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Higher seeded France has defeated India 3-0 to advance into the quarter-final round from Group C at the WSF world women's team championship in Dalian, China on Thursday. With two defeats in the Group stage, India has bowed out of the main draw and will now fight for the placings.

The top French player Camille Sereme, who had stopped Joshna Chinappa just a few days ago in the China Open event in Shanghai, opened the account with an easy outing against Sunayna Kuruvilla. Sereme won 11-4, 11-5, 11-6, the match lasting just 22 minutes. Aparajitha Balamurukan next went down in straight games to Enora Villard, the scores were 11-7, 12-10, 11-6. With France having taken the winning lead, Coline Aumard completed the formalities beating Tanvi Khanna 11-5, 11-5, 11-6.

Earlier yesterday, India with 11th seed, dominated against China as all the three Indian women won their respective matches and India won 3-0. Sunayna Kuruvilla as the number one player set the tone for India's victory with her win over China's top player Li Dong Jin 11-8, 11-8, 13-11, 11-7 while Tanvi Khanna defeated Zhenni Peng 11-5, 11-5, 11-7 in the second match. Aparajitha Balamurukan completed the formality by getting the better of Ying Dou 11-2, 11-4, 11-1 in the third match as India sealed the tie against China.

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