Joshna Chinappa upsets 9th seed Alison Waters to enter World C’ship QF

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In the only upset in the second round of the PSA Women’s World Squash Championship, Joshna Chinappa recorded her career-first ever win over England’s world No.9 Alison Waters in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of El Gouna to become the first Indian player to reach the prestigious event’s quarter-finals for six years.

Underdog Chinappa, the 12th seed ranked 14 in the world, battled from 2/1 down to beat Waters 11-5, 7-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9 in 66 minutes, thereby ending a 12-year losing run to the former world No.3.

The triumph takes the 30-year-old from Chennai into the World Championship last eight for the first time in her seventh appearance in the event since 2008.

In a bid to become the first Indian ever to reach the semi-finals, Chinappa will face Camille Serme, the second seed from France today.

(courtesy: squashinfo)

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