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Joshna enters semifinals in Macau

Press Trust of India  |  Macau 

Third seed moved into the semifinals of with a convincing 11-8, 11-2, 11-9 win over fifth seed Hany of here on Friday.

However, men's second seed suffered an unexpected exit with sixth seed of chalking out a 6-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-8 win for a last four place.

Earlier, Ghosal had an against compatriot The scoreline read 9-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-2, 11-9 after a marathon clash lasting 77 minutes.

So frustrated was Mahesh at the missed opportunity that he flung his racket on to the front wall.

For Joshna, after a bye in the first round, it was a fairly easy outing against New Zealand's The Indian won in straight games 11-5, 11-8, 11-9. Knowing the Kiwi's penchant for the volleys, Joshna ensured her rival was not given much of that privilege and the ploy worked.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 19:30 IST