Indian Challenger women's squash championship 2011 at
tames Joshna, claims title (23/04/2011)
's Donna Urquhart dashed home hopes of success in the Women's Indian
Challenger when she beat Joshna Chinappa in the final of the WISPA World
Tour 12 squash event at the
Chinappa, the fourth
, made her breakthrough in the semi’s where she beat higher-ranked
national rival Dipika Pallikal, the No2 seed, in five games to also reach
the 12th Tour final of her career.
In the finals Chinappa,
the reigning and ten times Indian national champion, took the opening game
against Urquhart - and looked set to repeat her upset over the world No16
in their last meeting in
over two years ago.
But Joshna, ranked 20
places lower, was unable to push on as Urquhart increased her variety of
strokes to wrap up the match with confidence, winning 8-11, 11-4, 11-5,
11-6 in 39 minutes.
: Donna Urquhart (Aus) bt Joshna Chinappa (
) 8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-6 .
Pallikal ensured her graduation to the world of professional squash
picking up her maiden WISPA title outclassing second-seeded Emma Beddoes
of England 3-1 in the women's final of the Indian Challenger at the
Calcutta Racket Club.
showed a better fitness level than her English opponent and effectively
made the latter slog for the returns with her clever drops and boasts.
Trailing 1-5 at one point, Dipika produced a series of winners to bring
the score level at 7-7 while persisting in her attack to win the game
the second game dipika worked up an 8-3 lead maintaining her level of
consistency and winning 11-8. Emma, apparently unnerved by the level of
her opponent's game, made a desperate comeback bid and succeeded a bit in
the third game where she caught Dipika relaxing and made the scoreline
2-1, winning the game 11-9.
up by the reverse, Dipika was back to her devastating form and made short
work of her opponent winning the fourth game 11-6 and the match.