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Joshna Chinappa is into the last four in San Francisco

Chinappa Upsets King To Reach Oracle NetSuite Semi Finals

India’s Joshna Chinappa caused an upset in the final match of the night, as she defeated New Zealand’s World No.6 Joelle King to reach the last four in San Francisco.

King came into the match holding an 8-2 advantage over the Indian in their head-to-head record, and she ran out into an early lead, taking the first five points.

However, Chinappa fought back, and she eventually took the first game 11-9. Once again, it was the Kiwi that ran out into an early lad in the second, but this time she held on to take it 11-6 to send the match into a decider.

The World No.13 came out fighting in the third, and she would go on to take the victory with relative ease, restricting King to just three points, as she booked her place in the semi finals. Chinappa will now play World No.1 Raneem El Welily in the last four on Sunday.

“It is great to have home support wherever I play, and especially here, it is the most support that I have ever had playing overseas so I have to thank them for supporting me. I really appreciate it!” Chinappa admitted.

“I am now training with Hadrian [Stiff] and having fresh ideas and new things to work on has made the difference for me in the last year or so.

“She also trains in Bristol so we play each other quite often and we have had a lot of big battles in the last eight months and I feel really lucky that I came out on the right side tonight.”

Result – Women’s Quarter Final: Oracle NetSuite Open
[8] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [4] Joelle King (NZL) 2-1: 11-9, 6-11, 11-3 (35m)

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