WSA $10k Richmond Open, Virginia, USA (16-19 Apr’14)

Chennai’s Joshana Chinappa picked up her 9th WSA World Tour title of her career defeating top seeded Rachael Grinham from Australia 11-9, 11-7, 11-9 in the final of the Richmond Open 2014, held at Virginia, USA.

Joshana - Richmond Winner
Joshana’s simple game plan of keeping the ball straight and into the corners paid dividend, confirming her maiden victory against the former World no. 1.

Earlier this year in February, Joshana had also won the Winnipeg Winter Club Women’s Open, a WSA Tour 15 event. Making this her 2nd WSA tour title for the year.

The results:
Semi-finals:
[1] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt [4] Siyoli Waters (RSA) 8-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-7 (45m)
[2] Joshana Chinappa (IND) bt [3] Latasha Khan (USA) 11-7, 11-8, 11-5 (27m)
Quarter-finals:
[2] Joshana Chinappa (IND) bt Catalina Pelaez (COL) 11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 11-7
1st round:
[2] Joshana Chinappa (IND) bt Fernanda Rocha (ARG) 11-2, 11-8, 11-6

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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