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Making India proud: Joshna Chinappa wins Melbourne meet for 10th professional squash title

Melbourne: Joshna Chinappa on Sunday upstaged second seed Line Hansen in straight games to win the USD 15,000 Victorian Open squash competition for her 10th WSA title.

Third seed Joshana beat the Dane 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 in the final of the WSA event. It was only last week that Joshna lost to Line in Kooyong.

The Indian's last triumph had come in the Richmond Open in April last year.

Joshna Chinappa
Joshna Chinappa

Known for mixing strokes and accuracy in the placements, Joshna held the upper-hand right throughout the match, though she admitted, it was a 'hard game' particularly after Line fought back and brought the score to nine-all in the third game.

Coming as it did soon after her recent success in the National Championship, she was happy with her current form.

With the Australian Open to start in a few days and the venue being the same, Joshna is looking forward to more success.

"I am so happy it will be at the same centre," she said.

The title in the men's section went to Australian Ryan Cuskelly who beat Greg Lobban of Scotland 12-10, 13-11, 11-9.

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