Joshna storms into quarters

Joshna Chinappa - Sarah-Jane Perry

Egypt: Joshna Chinappa is in sizzling touch. The ace Indian seems to have drawn enough inspiration after downing legend Nicol David in the first round that she wore down the England sixth seed Sarah-Jane Perry 11-4, 6-11, 14-12, 11-9 to storm into the quarterfinal of the Women's Black Ball Squash Open, a PSA gold event here late on Tuesday.

This is Joshna's first win over Sarah in almost seven years having beaten her last in the 2012 Chennai Open. Then again it was a match of over four games but on this occasion, the Indian seemed in greater control and nothing displayed that better than the first game. Though the higher ranked English lady came back strongly in the next, Joshna was ready for the fight and fight she did decisively.

In the last eight, Joshna plays the third Joelle King of New Zealand.