Joshna Chinappa beats former World No.1 Nicol David in El Gouna International squash | other sports

Joshna Chinappa defeated Nicol David in El Gouna International squash on Sunday.

India’s prime girl participant Joshna Chinappa beat former world primary Nicol David 11-Eight, 11-Eight, 11-Eight within the second spherical of the El Gouna Worldwide squash match in El Gouna (Egypt) for her first ever win over the legendary Malaysian.

Nicol David, an eight-time World champ and seeded eight within the match, began slowly and fell behind by two video games rapidly because the Indian attacked nicely, a press observe right here mentioned.

The World No.14 then stormed right into a 7-1 lead within the third and, regardless of a late fightback from her Malaysian opponent,held on to assert her first ever win over Nicol David in 32 minutes.

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“I don’t understand how I did it,” Joshna was quoted as saying about her win on the PSA World Tour web site.

Having gained a silver medal within the current Commonwealth Video games in Australia, she mentioned she was conscious that she had a tricky opening spherical and a doable match towards Nicol David and wished to play freely.

“I knew I had a tricky first spherical, then Nicol within the pre-quarters, so I had no stress and I simply wished to play freely and luxuriate in myself,” she added.

Joshna will meet the winner of the match between England’s Laura Massaro or Hong Kong’s Joey Chan within the final eight of the PSA World Collection occasion.

A delighted nationwide coach Cyrus Poncha praised Joshna for pulling off a maiden over Nicol and added it was an amazing day for Indian squash.

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“Ever for the reason that Commonwealth Video games marketing campaign, Joshna has been decided to sharpen her expertise within the run-up to the Asian Video games. This can be a nice day for Indian squash,” he added.

Joshna had began her marketing campaign with a Eight-11, 11-Eight, 14-12, 11-Four win over Egypt’s wild card entrant Rowan Reda Araby.

Dipika Pallikal Karthik, the opposite Indian within the fray, went right down to Camille Serme of France 10-12, 7-11, 12-14 within the opening spherical.

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