Indian squash players Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal had a big day on Sunday at the Commonwealth Games 2022. They both advanced to the quarterfinals in their respective women’s and men’s singles matches.
• Johsna Chinappa defeated Kaitlyn Watts of New Zealand in the women’s singles
• Saurav Ghosal beat world No 62 David Baillargeon in men’s singles
• Joshna Chinappa will take on Canada’s Hollie Naughton in the quarterfinals
• Saurav Ghosal will compete with Greg Lobban of Scotland in the quarterfinals
Joshna Chinappa V/S Kaitlyn Watts
The reigning world champion in women’s doubles Joshna Chinappa (35) faced a strong challenge from a younger Kaitlyn Watts (21) in the tournament. Kaitlyn made a surprise start that made Joshna struggle in the initial moments. The world No. 95 Kaitlyn sent the world No. 17 Joshna Chinappa to the wall with a reverse shot in the second round. But Joshna stormed back to match the pace of Kaitlyn Watt and won the match.
Joshna Chinappa took a 1-0 lead by first leveling the match at 8-8 and then winning the three points. The final score of Joshna Chinappa at the … Read the rest