Indian challenge ends as Ghosal, Chinappa out of China Squash Open

Shanghai [China], Sept.3 : The Indian challenge at the China Squash Open ended with the elimination of Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa following their respective defeats in the quarterfinal round in Shanghai.

30-year-old Ghosal lost 9-11, 3-11, 11-8, 11-5, 9-11 to Egyptian world number six, Karim Abdel Gawad, despite producing a valiant fightback in the USD 100,000 men's event.

On the other hand, fifth-seeded Chinappa was beaten 7-11, 5-11, 6-11 to world No. 2 Laura Massaro of England in the USD 70,000 women's event. Chinappa is the second Indian to reach the top-10 club after Dipika Pallikal, who is currently ranked 19th.

Source: ANI