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HKFC International: Joshna Chinappa reaches her biggest career PSA final
HKFC International: Joshna Chinappa reaches her biggest career PSA final

Joshna Chinappa (in front) in action at the HKFC International in Hong Kong on Friday (image courtesy: Hong Kong Squash Twitter) World No. 13 Joshna Chinappa, who is the last Indian standing at the $25,000 MEML HKFC International 2016, delighted Indian fans at this Hong Kong tournament by reaching her career’s biggest ever PSA final on Friday. And it did not come easy! The third seed showed a lot of resilience to carve out an 8-11, 11-

May 27 2016
HKFC International: Joshna Chinappa enters semi-finals; Dipika Pallikal exits
HKFC International: Joshna Chinappa enters semi-finals; Dipika Pallikal exits

Joshna Chinappa (in front) in action at the HKFC International in Hong Kong on ThursdayIndia’s No. 1 women’s squash player Joshna Chinappa showed her mettle as she grabbed a narrow five-game win over the former World No. 1 Rachael Grinham to enter the semi-finals of the $25,000 MEML HKFC International 2016 in Hong Kong on Thursday. But curtains came down on the campaign of the India No. 2 Dipika Pallikal as she went down to the top se

May 26 2016
Hong Kong International: Results
Hong Kong International: Results

Dipika Pallikal won in straight gamesHere are the results from Hong Kong International:25th May 2016Joelle King beat Joey Chan 3-1Dipika Pallikal beat Low Wee Wern 3-0Donna Urquhart beat Carmen Lee 3-0Delia Arnold beat Vannessa Chu 3-0Joshna Chinappa beat Salma Any Ibrahim 3-1Rachel Grinham beat Tesni Evans 3-2Jenny Duncalf beat Nicollete Fernandes 3-1Annie Au beat Liu Tsz-Ling 3-2  

May 26 2016
HKFC International: Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal enter quarter-finals
HKFC International: Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal enter quarter-finals

Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal at an earlier eventThe top two Indian women’s squash stars Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal made a winning start at the $25,000 MEML HKFC International 2016 as both of them booked their places in the quarter-finals of this Hong Kong tournament on Wednesday. But it was the end of the road for Mahesh Mangaonkar, who fell to the third seed Nafiizwan Adnan.The last time that Joshna Chinappa and the 19-year

May 25 2016
Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal lead Indian challenge at HKFC International
Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal lead Indian challenge at HKFC International

Joshna Chinappa with Dipika Pallikal at an earlier eventJust days after leading India to a silver medal at the Asian Squash Team Championships, the country’s top two women stars – Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal – will turn their focus to the $25,000 MEML HKFC International 2016 to be held in Hong Kong from May 25.Besides the two squash queens, the Sekisui Open winner Mahesh Mangaonkar is the only other Indian playing at thi

Saurav Ghosal withdraws from HKFC International
Saurav Ghosal withdraws from HKFC International

Saurav Ghosal also missed the Asian Squash ChampionshipIndian squash ace Saurav Ghosal’s battle with his right foot will unfortunately keep him out of the PSA Tour for some more time. The World No. 18 announced on his Twitter account on Tuesday that he is being forced to pull out of the $25,000 MEML HKFC International 2016 to be played from May 25.The 29-year-old, who was the runner-up at this event last year, had been seeded second for thi

May 18 2016
An Indian performance that speaks of better things ahead
An Indian performance that speaks of better things ahead

The silver medal winning Indian Women’s teamIndia did not return empty handed from Chinese Taipei after the Asian team championship. Where it had to be bronze medals only on the last occasion from Hong Kong two years ago, this time the women brought a silver and the men settled for bronze. But what was important, as national coach Cyrus Poncha who had accompanied the team, said was that both the boys and girls had done pleasingly well. &ldq

May 17 2016
Asian Squash Championships: Indian women go down fighting
Asian Squash Championships: Indian women go down fighting

Joshna lost her match, 9-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-9Malaysia did it again. After beating India in the league earlier, repeated the show with a 2-0 verdict in the final and won the women's gold medal in the Asian team squash championship in Chinese Taipei on Sunday. India thus settled for a silver, still a better showing than the previous edition when the women had returned home with a bronze.After Sachika Ingale as the first contestant failed to do

May 15 2016
Asian Squash Championships: Women reach the final, men lose in semi-finals
Asian Squash Championships: Women reach the final, men lose in semi-finals

Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal put in their very best for the big winIndian squash players at the 18th Asian Squash Team Championships in Chinese Taipei had mixed fortunes on Saturday as the women upset the top seeds 2-1 to reach the final but the men lost their semi-final 1-2 to Pakistan.The team captain Harinderpal Sandhu was the lone winner from the Indian side after prevailing 4-11, 11-8, 11-7, 10-12, 11-6 over the 55th ranked Farhan Zam

May 15 2016
India oust top seed Hong Kong in the semi-final of the Asian Championships
India oust top seed Hong Kong in the semi-final of the Asian Championships

The Women’s team put in a superb performance to win the tieJoshna Chinappa and Dipika Karthik Pallikal showed why they are such formidable names in world squash with exquisite performances that helped India shock the top seed Hong Kong and storm into the final of the Asian team squash championship being held in Chinese Taipei.In the title round, the Indian women will once again face Malaysia and this will be an all revenge match. “The

May 14 2016
Asian Squash Championships: Indian teams reach semi-finals
Asian Squash Championships: Indian teams reach semi-finals

Both, Dipika and Joshna won their respective matchesIndia had double delight at the 18th Asian Squash Team Championships in Chinese Taipei as both the teams secured their places in the semi-finals of this continental event on Friday. While the men’s team toppled the higher seeded Malaysia 2-0 in the quarter-finals, the women thrashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in their last assignment of Pool B.India vs Pakistan up next in the men’s sectionKush Ku

May 13 2016
Asian Squash Championships: Mixed fortunes for Indian teams
Asian Squash Championships: Mixed fortunes for Indian teams

Kush Kumar went down in his game owing to an ankle injuryIndian squash players had contrasting fortunes at the 18th Asian Squash Team Championships in Chinese Taipei as the men’s team registered a win and a loss while the women’s team suffered a narrow defeat on Wednesday.It was a tough start to the day for the boys as they went down 1-2 to Japan in the morning before rebounding for a 3-0 win over Macau to qualify for the quarter-fina

May 12 2016
Asian Squash Championships: Indian teams off to a bright start
Asian Squash Championships: Indian teams off to a bright start

Velavan Senthilkumar set India on their way to a 3-0 win over PhillipinesIndia got off to a bright start at the 18th Asian Squash Team Championships as both the men’s as well as the women’s teams registered flawless 3-0 victories in their opening assignments at Chinese Taipei on Wednesday.The men’s team, who had been placed in Pool D, was up against the Philippines. Despite the absence of the injured Saurav Ghosal, they did not

May 11 2016
India's Joshna Chinappa moves up in latest Squash rankings, Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal stay put
India's Joshna Chinappa moves up in latest Squash rankings, Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal stay put

Joshna Chinappa moved up one place in the latest World rankingsThe highest ranked Indian in world squash, Joshna Chinappa improved her ranking by a rung to be at 13 as per the latest list released. Joshna thus regained the place she was in earlier in December last.Dipika Pallikal remained on 19 and Saurav Ghosal in the men's also did not change from 18. As for the rest, Mahesh Mangaonkar remained on 58, Harinder Pal Sandhu dropped by one plac

May 5 2016
PSA announces equal prize money for 2017 combined World Championships
PSA announces equal prize money for 2017 combined World Championships

Nour El Sherbini of Egypt won the PSA Women's World Championships squash tournament this yearIn a landmark decision, the Professional Squash Association (PSA) has announced that equal prize money will be awarded for the first time across both the draws at next year’s PSA Men’s and Women’s World Championships to be held in Manchester, England from 9 -17, 2017. That is indeed a much welcome move by the governing body of a spor

May 4 2016
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