CWG: Dipika-Joshna enter women’s doubles squash quarters

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Gold Coast (Australia), April 11 (IANS) India’s star duo of Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa entered the quarter-finals of squash women’s doubles competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games after registering their second win in Pool C over Wales’ Tesni Evans and Deon Saffery here on Wednesday.

The Glasgow doubles gold medallists beat the Wales pair 2-1 (11-8, 7-11, 11-8) in a 30-minute battle, to top the Pool and advance to the quarters.

The Indian pair had an easy outing in the first game that lasted for mere eight minutes but were made to struggle in the second which the Wales’ duo managed to pocket in 10 minutes.

In the third game, Dipika and Joshna used their class and experience to clinch the affair in 10 minutes.

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Earlier on Tuesday, Dipika and Joshna had defeated Pakistan’s Faiza Zafar and Madina Zafar 2-1.

The Indians will next face Malta’s Dianne Kellas and Colette Sultana in their final Pool game later on Wednesday.

–IANS

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