Indian national champion Joshna Chinnappa did not spring any surprises against top seeded Annie Au of Hong Kong and went down in straight sets in the quarter finals of the Australian Open Squash tournament in Melbourne on Friday 7 August 2015. Joshna had won the Victorian Open at the same venue last week.

The match was never expected to be easy for Joshna the sixth seed to fight against top seed by any connoisseur of the game. The top seed Annie beat Joshna in straight sets at 11-7, 11-4 and 11-8. The Hong Kong national champion took just 34 minutes to take the game with ease. Annie Au will make her presence felt at the semi-final stage after a barnstorming victory over Joshana Chinappa.

In second quarter finals Number four seed Delia Arnold came up with a stunning comeback to eliminate Line Hansen and advance through to the last four. The Malaysian was up against it from the outset as the experienced Hansen, who reached the final of the Victorian Open last week, shot into a commanding 2-0 lead. But Arnold responded well to the pressure though and fought back to draw level to send the match into a dramatic fifth game which, after a long and bruising battle, Arnold won in a tense tie-break. Della Arnold meets Joel King of New Zealand in the second semi-final today.

Rachael Grinham (AUS) beat Joey Chan (HKG) in the third semifinals by 3-0 scoring 11-9, 11-6, 13-11

Joel king beat Donna Urquhart of Australia 11-4, 7-12, 12-10 and 12-10 in the fourth quarter finals yesterday.

The semifinal line-up for today’s matches is: Annie Au (HKG) v [3] Rachael Grinham (AUS)
[4] Delia Arnold (MAS) v [2] Joelle King (NZL) [1]