Asian Games squash: Dipika, Joshna storm into quartersBy IANS
Thursday, November 18, 2010
GUANGZHOU - India’s Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal began their women’s singles campaign in style, scoring comfortable victories to enter the quarterfinals of the squash competition at the Asian Games here Thursday.
Dipika, ranked 36 and a place above Joshna in the world rankings, defeated Jinyue Gu of China 11-4, 12-10, 11-1 in the opening round.
Joshna, too, won in straight sets over Jemyca Aribado of Phillipines 11-6, 11-7, 11-4. She now faces World no.16 Low Wee Wern of Malaysia in the last eight.
Dipika has a tougher task in hand as she takes on Malaysian World no. 1 Nicol David Friday.
Saurav Ghoshal and Siddharth Suchde will play their opening round men’s singles matches against Ammar Altemimi of Kuwait and Dick Lau of Malsyaia in the evening.