Joshna Chinappa: Enters Commonwealth Games women’s singles quarterfinals
Commonwealth Games 2022: Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa defeated New Zealand’s Caitlin Watts to reach the quarterfinals of the women’s singles category. by a margin of 1-3. He won the match in four games 11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-6.
Top Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa stormed into the quarterfinals of the Commonwealth Games by defeating New Zealand’s Caitlin Watts 3-1 in the women’s singles quarterfinals on Sunday. The 18-time national champion kept her calm to overcome a mid-game slump with a 11-89-11 11-4 11-6 win against Watts and set up a last-eight clash with Canada’s Holly Naughton. did. In another match, Naughton defeated IIFA Ajman of Malaysia 3-0.
In women’s singles, veteran Joshna Chinappa defeated a tough challenge from New Zealand’s 21-year-old Caitlin Watts to win a round of 16 match 3-1 (11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-). 6) To proceed to the next step.
In pursuit of her maiden singles gold at the Commonwealth Games, Chinappa will take on Canada’s world number 20 Holly Naughton in the quarter-finals.
Chinappa was trailing 3-5 in the opening set in her quest for the CWG gold medal, but reduced it to 8-8 before taking a 1-0 lead.
Watts, however, made a strong comeback in the second set to take a 5-1 lead and even though the Indian had once leveled 9-9, the Kiwis managed to grab the last two points to defend themselves. doing.
Despite the turnaround, Chinappa showed better nervousness as she took a 7-3 lead and quickly took a 2-1 lead.