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Joshna Chinappa beats squash legend Nicol David for third time

Press Trust of India  |  Cairo 

India's leading player pulled off a sensational win over eight-time world champion in a first round match of the USD 107,000 Women's Black Ball Open here.

The Indian, playing with a lot of fire and purpose, got the better of the Malaysian legend 11-8, 11-6, 12-10 in a match played on Monday night.

It was Joshna's third win over 21st-ranked Nicol, who will retire at the end of the season. The 16th-ranked Indian had also beaten Nicol during the 2018 in

Joshna was in great touch in the first two games before Nicol bounced back to put up a fight in third. Points had gone neck and neck before the Indian outdid her opponent to earn a passage into the last 16.

Joshna now plays sixth seed of England.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 19:36 IST