India’s ace squash player Joshna Chinappa has lost her pre-quarterfinal match at the ongoing PSA Women’s World Squash Championship in Cairo, Egypt. The 12th seed Indian squash player went down fighting against local favourite Nour El Sherbini in the round of 16 of the global event.
After some very good performances in the first two rounds of the Squash Women World Championship, Joshna Chinappa failed to do well against Egypt's Nour El Sherbini in the pre-quarterfinal round. The local player had taken the first two games quote comprehensively while Chinappa tried putting a good fight in the third.
The defending champion won the match 11-5, 11-3, 11-6 in just 21 minutes to book her place in the quarter-final of the global squash tournament.
“Joshna has been on form from the start of this season. I’m really happy with my performance and it’s my first tournament so I’m just trying to get back playing more and try to feel the game more. I’m really happy that I managed to win 3-0," said El Sherbini, reported Sportstar.
In the previous round, the Indian was leading 11-5, 11-4 when her opponent from Hong Kong Ho Tze-Lok was injured and she conceded the match. Chinappa was declared the winner in just 12 minutes and made her way into the round of 16.
Meanwhile, Saurav Ghosal has also been knocked out from the men’s Egyptian Open which is being held simultaneously. The Indian lost the third round in straight games 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 against unseeded local player Fares Dessouky. He had earlier got the better of Tsz Fung Yip 11-9, 11-5, 11-4 in the second.