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Joshna Chinappa wins WSA title in Canada

Winnipeg: India's Joshna Chinappa won her eighth WSA tour event defeating Heba El Torky from Egypt 11-13, 11-8, 11-5, 3-11, 12-10 in the final of the USD 15,000 Winter Club Open squash tournament here on Sunday.

Joshna Chinappa
Joshna Chinappa

Leading 2-1, the fourth seeded Joshna lost the fourth game and had to save three match balls in the fifth as she clawed her way from 7-10 to win the decider and title 12-10.

En route to the final, World No 20 Joshna defeated Misaki Kobayashi (Japan) 3-1 in the semi-finals, Siyoli Waters (South Africa) 3-0 in the quarter-finals and Jaycee Seagrud (Canada) 3-0 in her first round match.

India's top ranked player, Dipika Pallikal, had won the tournament here last year. The World No 12 this time chose to play at the USD 50,000 WSA Cleveland Classic in Cleveland, US, where she lost to World No 4 Alison Waters of England in the opening round held on Saturday.

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