Joshna Chinappa withdraws from Round of 16 of PSA World Championships due to illness

By: PTI | Cairo |

Updated: May 17, 2022 2:54:14 pm

India's Joshna Chinappa withdrew from the pre-quarterfinals of the PSA World Championships due to illness. (PTI)

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.

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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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