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Jan 18 , 2008, by SquashTalk staff for SquashTalk.com , Independent News; © 2008 SquashTalk LLC       

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[Main Draw]

Joshna Jettisons Jaclyn For Place In Liberty Bell Final

In an event marked with excitement and surprise, Saturday's play was no exception in the Philly suburb of Berwyn, PA. In the quarterfinals, two up and coming stars, Kylie Lindsay from New Zealand and Joshna Chinappa of India battled it out for four long games, with Chinappa emerging on top. American teenager saw her impressive weekend end, as second seed Jaclyn Hawkes used her tour experience to keep the American guessing. Meanwhile, Vanessa Atkinson, the former #1 from Holland, had a very tough fight from Joey Chang from Hong Kong, just surviving in an exciting five games.


Joshna Chinappa, the fourth seed from India, upset second-seeded New Zealander Jaclyn Hawkes in the semi-finals of the Women's Liberty Bell Open to reach the final of the $11,000 WISPA World Tour squash event at Berwyn Squash & Fitness Club in Berwyn, USA.

The 22-year-old from Chennai fought back from a game down to overcome Aucklander Hawkes 8-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-8 to reach her third Tour final in a row.

Chinappa will face favourite Vanessa Atkinson, the former world number one from the Netherlands.  After being stretched to five games in the earlier quarter-final by Hong Kong's eighth seed Joey Chan, Atkinson despatched Latasha Khan - the third seed from the USA - 11-6, 11-6, 11-7 to reach the 35th WISPA final of her career.

RESULTS:      Women's Liberty Bell Squash Open, Berwyn, PA, USA

[1] Vanessa Atkinson (NED) bt [8] Joey Chan (HKG) 9-11, 11-8, 16-14, 9-11, 11-4
[3] Latasha Khan (USA) bt [Q] Heidi Mather (AUS) 11-8, 11-8, 11-3
[4] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Kylie Lindsay (NZL) 10-12, 11-4, 11-8, 11-6
[2] Jaclyn Hawkes (NZL) bt [Q] Amanda Sobhy (USA) 11-9, 11-5, 11-3
[1] Vanessa Atkinson (NED) bt [3] Latasha Khan (USA) 11-6, 11-6, 11-7
[4] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [2] Jaclyn Hawkes (NZL) 8-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-8


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