WSA Penang Open 2012, Penang (24-27 Oct’12)

Joshana Chinnapa claimed the IJM Land Penang Open after defeating top seed Siti Munirah Jusoh to deny Malaysian hopes of a home title win.

Chinnapa gained a walkover in her first round tie after Pakistani qualifier Zahab Khan withdrew injured. The Indian later battled from a game down against No.6 seed Karman Siu to face another Hong Kong international in No.3 seed Carmen Lee.

Joshana kept up her dominant form in the final however, winning a narrow first game.  Jusoh’s resilience wained as the match progressed, and the gap in the score was more pronounced in the second game.  Unable to match the pace, the Malaysian succumbed to defeat claiming just one point from the third game, allowing Chinnapa to claim her seventh WSA World Tour title.

Final:

[2] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [1] Siti Munirah Jusoh (MAS)  11-9, 11-7, 11-1 (34m)

Semi-finals:

[2] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [3] Carmen Lee (HKG)  11-7, 11-8, 11-5 (35m)

Quarter-finals:

[2] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [5] Karman Siu (HKG)  9-11, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7 (25m)

1st round:

[2] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Zahab Khan (PAK)  w/o

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About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai in 2001 to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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