The leading Indian contender kept her date with Annie Au but not before being put through the grinder by the gritty Tesni Evans at the packed Otters Club courts this evening.
A packed gallery meant that hundreds of keen spectators including a large number of juniors had to watch the gripping action on a super large screen by the ocean in front of the impressive swimming pool at the club.
(2) Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt (6) Tesni Evans (WAL) 3-1: 11-6, 15-13, 9-11, 11-8 (73 m
It was mixed fortunes for the top two Indian players at the Otters courts this evening. Joshna Chinappa (IND) beat Liu Tsz Ling (HKG) 11-7, 5-11, 11-5, 11-5 ( 31 minutes) Joshna Chinappa was the dominant player in her quarter final vs Liu giving her opponent very little width to play with as she took the first 11-7, Liu came back smartly to level the match before Joshna moved it up a gear to take a spot in the semi final against Tesni Evans. Tesni Evans ( WAL) beat Dipika Pal