Results of Windy City Open

 
2011

Windy Open, Chicago: Feb 13 2012

 

Ghosal biggest PSA TITLE in Windy City Open

 

Saurav Ghosal celebrated the biggest PSA World Tour title win of his career at the METROsquash Windy City Open, the PSA International 25 squash event at the University Club of Chicago in Chicago, USA.

 

The top seed from Kolkata faced Pakistan qualifier Yasir Butt, a 23-year-old from Lahore whose giant-killing run in the event included the scalps of three higher-ranked opponents.

 

Ghosal recovered to win the first two games, but Butt reduced the deficit after the third. The six-time Indian champion neutralised Butt from the start of the fourth, quickly establishing a 5-1 lead. Butt was unable to close the gap as Ghosal powered on to secure his title-winning 11-8, 15-13, 10-12, 11-5 victory.

 

"Won 3-1 today!" tweeted the world No27 after the biggest win of his career. "Yasir was really good...he CAN play! Great final! I'm so happy to be the METRO WINDY CITY CHAMPION! Woohooo"

 

The success marks the fifth Tour title of Ghosal's career.

 

RESULTS:

Final:
[1] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [Q] Yasir Butt (PAK) 11-8, 15-13, 10-12, 11-5

 

Semi-finals:

[1] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [4] Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-4, 11-5, 11-6

[Q] Yasir Butt (PAK) bt [3] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) 9-11, 11-2, 8-11, 12-10, 11-3

 

Quarter-finals:
[1] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [Q] Olivier Pett (ENG) 5-11, 11-7, 11-4, 14-12

 

1st round:
[1] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Cesar Salazar (MEX) 6-11, 8-11, 11-2, 11-6, 11-6 (76m) 

 

Chinappa Storm To Windy City Success at Chicago : 10th Feb 2011

India 's Joshna Chinappa is the surprise winners of the women's title in the Brit Insurance Metrosquash Windy City Squash Open at the University Club of Chicago in Chicago, USA. 

The women's WISPA World Tour 8 event reached an all-Indian climax between fourth seed Joshna Chinappa and the 19-year-old No2 seed Dipika Pallikal, both from Chennai. 

Chinappa notched up her 11th Tour final appearance after upsetting Ireland 's top seed Aisling Blake in a five-game semi-final.  Pallikal earned her anticipated place in the final after beating Latasha Khan, but the third seed was forced to retire early in the fifth game with an injury. 

In the final, Chinappa survived her third successive five-game encounter, beating her younger compatriot 11-4, 6-11, 12-10, 2-11, 11-6 to win the fifth WISPA title of her career. 

RESULTS:           

Final:
Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Dipika Pallikal (IND) 11-4, 6-11, 12-10, 2-11, 11-6 

Semi-finals:
Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Aisling Blake (IRL) 11-7, 5-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6
Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Latasha Khan (USA) 11-5, 6-11, 11-8, 10-12, 2-0 ret.

Quarter-finals:
Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Stephanie Edmison (CAN) 11-5, 5-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9
Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Ivonne Diaz (MEX) 11-4, 11-1, 11-1  

Women’s 1st round:
Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Imelda Salazar Martinez (MEX) 11-3, 11-7, 11-5
Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Heather Johnston (USA) 11-2, 11-4, 11-2