US Open: Joshna beats Dipika

The 13 seeded Joshna won 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 in 45 minutes for her second consecutive entry into the second round of the championship.

JOSHNA CHINAPPA

India's Joshna Chinappa   -  Ritu Raj Konwar

National champion Joshna Chinappa once again defeated her team-mate and doubles partner Dipika Pallikal Karthik in the first round of the US Open Squash Championship here.

The 13 seeded Joshna won 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 in 45 minutes for her second consecutive entry into the second round of this championship.

Only a month ago did the two Indians meet in the China Open where Joshna had won there, but over five games.

Joshna now plays the fifth seed Nouran Gohar of Egypt in the next round.