British Open: Joshna Chinappa in pre-quarters, Saurav Ghosal crashes out

Joshna Chinappa registered a 12-10, 11-3, 11-9 victory over Millie Tomlinson of England to enter the last 16 of Allam British Open squash championships. 

Joshna Chinnappa will face World No. 6 Sarah-Jane Perry in the pre-quarterfinals on Thursday.   -  RITU RAJ KONWAR

World No.15 Joshna Chinappa entered the women's third round (last 16) of the Allam British Open squash championships at the University of Hull’s Sports and Fitness Centre, England on Wednesday, with a 12-10, 11-3, 11-9 victory over Millie Tomlinson of England. 

However, World No. 10 Saurav Ghosal bowed out of the tournament, losing to World No. 4 Karim Abdel Gawad of Egypt 11-9, 11-4, 7-11, 11-6 in the second round. 

Joshna will next take on World No. 6 Sarah-Jane Perry of England in the pre-quarterfinals on Thursday.

“Millie is one of the harder second round matches that I could have got and she is playing really well,” Joshna said.

“She [Millie] is fit, she is strong and she is playing well so I feel really lucky to have got off in three. I thought I played alright for the most part. She put a lot of pressure on me, especially in the first and third games. I managed to absorb a little bit of it, so it was a hard 3-0."