Joshna withdraws from PSA World Championships due to illness

India's ace woman squash player Joshna Chinappa on Tuesday withdrew from the pre-quarterfinals of the PSA World Championships due to illness.

File Photo of Joshna Chinappa.   -  PICHUMANI K

India's ace woman squash player Joshna Chinappa on Tuesday withdrew from the pre-quarterfinals of the PSA World Championships due to illness.

Chinappa, seeded 12th, was scheduled to face local favourite and eight seed Rowan Elaraby, who got a walkover into the quarterfinals.

World No. 14 Chinappa had earlier defeated Katie Malliff of England 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-9) in the first round before getting the better of Wales' Emily Whitlock, seeded 18th, 3-0(11-8, 12-10, 11-5) in the next round.

Chinappa was the lone India in the women's section.

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India's hopes now rely on 16th seed Sourav Ghosal as he is set to take on fourth seed Moutafa Asal of Egypt in the men's pre-quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Ghosal defeated Zahed Salem of Egypt 3-1 (11-4, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7) in the opening round and then eased past Todd Harrity of USA 3-0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-7) in his next match.

The other two Indians in the men's event, Mahesh Mangaonkar and Ramit Tandon exited in the second round.

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