Cleveland classics is a prestigious bronze level event on PSA world tour with a prize money of $51,250 for women’s division.
Joshna, world ranked 12 is 5th seeded in the tournament and got a bye in the 1st round. In round of 16, she had beaten Egyptian opponent Menna Nasser comprehensively. Challenge got tougher for Joshna in the Quarter-finals as she faced 4th seed and world no.11 Annie Au of Hong-Kong. After a gruelling 5 setter, Joshna came out victorious with a scoreline of 3-11 11-6 6-11 11-8 11-6.
Today semi-finals will take place where Joshna will be facing the top seed and world no. 5 Nour El Tayeb of Egypt. Will be an very stiff challenge for Joshna as she is trailing 1-3 against Nour on Head to Head.