Joshna Chinappa's agonising wait for her maiden WISPA title continued as the Indian number one went down in straight games to top seed Jaclyn Hawkes of New Zealand in the final of the NSC Star Series squash tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.
The reigning national champion lost 1-9, 2-9, 8-10 in a 30-minute clash to lose her second successive final.
Sixth seeded Joshna, who was blown away in the opening two games, tried to claw her way back in the third game but Hawkes weathered the late fightback by the Indian.
The loss was yet another heartbreak for Joshna, who had lost in the finals of Vietnam Open a fortnight ago.
For Hawkes, the win in Kuala Lumpur has given the Kiwi her second WISPA title in three years.