Joshna Chinappa keen to break into top 30

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Mumbai, Nov 16 (UNI) India's top woman squash player Joshna Chinappa revealed her goals for 2008 as she prepares to head for Durban, South Africa, to train with Keith Mathews, the physio-trainer who currently works with tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, and has earlier worked with Sania Mirza.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the CCI Western Open squash tourney, she said, ''So far, I haven't got a really good chance to train with Keith but soon I will be in Durban for a long time.'' ''I hope to bring in some significant changes in my training from next year. But I am happy with my game at the moment,'' she added.

Chinappa, who is delighted with the support being received from the Mittal Trust, will also train with renowned English coach Malcolm Wiltstrop apart from focusing on an Amercian tour in January where she hopes to play many tournaments.

''I am very keen to get into the top 30 as I work on my fitness. I am not really worried about my rankings. Playing well is more important right now. There are more talented players outside the top 20. My game is fine, I've improved. I just need to play like Ritwik (Bhattacharya), finishing the shots at the right time, perhaps a length longer,'' explained the 21-year-old star.


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