US Open: Saurav, Joshna progress into third round

Dipika Pallikal Karthik, on the other hand, lost against Egyptian third seed Nour El Tayeb in straight games 11-6, 11-5, 11-9, in the second round.

Joshna Chinappa has made it to round three of the US Open on Monday. (FILE IMAGE)   -  Getty Images

Squash stars Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa have moved into round three of the US Open on Monday.

However Dipika Pallikal Karthik lost against Egyptian third seed Nour El Tayeb in straight games 11-6, 11-5, 11-9, in the second round.

On one hand where Saurav and Joshna began their campaign from round two, Dipika had an earlier start.

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She was stretched to five games by a Canadian Danielle Letourneau before winning 11-6, 11-13, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4.

Joshna, who is seeded 16, also had a tough match in her opener against Julianne Courtice of England. Joshna won 6-11, 11-9, 8-11, 12-10,11-3.

In comparison Saurav had a smoother ride in the men's section. The Indian beat Tom Richards of England 11-4, 11-8, 11-3 and will meet the top seed Mohamed Elshorbagy of Egypt next.