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Joshana Chinappa enters quarters of Qatar Classic

Joshana Chinappa continued her impressive run to reach the quarterfinals of the USD 115,000 Qatar Classic squash tournament on Monday.

Joshana took out a fighting Yathreb Adel of Egypt in straight games 16-14, 11-8, 11-8 to advance in the competition. The 17th-ranked Indian had beaten world number one Raneem El Welily of Egypt on day one for a sensational start to her campaign. The scores do not quite portray the thrilling 37 minute tussle which had the makings of a long drawn battle but fizzled out just when it seemed climaxing. Every game was a story in itself with the Egyptian, who had knocked off Dipika Pallikal in the first round and hence was no push over, grabbed an initial lead and then threatened to extend it before slipping. 

Credit for this went to the Indian who found the length of her returns touch a perfection just in time to evoke no response from other side.
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