Press Esc to close
Wednesday 26 April 2017
News updated at 10:56 PM IST

Dipika wins Macau Open title

New Delhi, Oct 20, 2013, (PTI) 21:51 IST
File PTI Image

Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal notched up a stunning victory against former World number one Rachael Grinham of Australia to clinch the Macau Open title at Macau today.

The 22-year-old had reached the final defeating Rachael's younger sister Natalie, a former World No.2, currently ranked eighth in the WSA rankings.

In the summit clash, Dipika held her nerves in the crucial moments to register a 12-10, 5-11, 11-7, 11-9 win over Rachael in a 42-minute contest. It is the seventh Women's Squash Association (WSA) title of Dipika's career.

"It was a good win. I had trained well for the tournament and I am happy with the victory," said World No.17 Dipika, the first Indian to break into the top-10.

"Beating top ranked players gave me a lot of confidence. They are all experienced players on the circuit and It will help me to do well in the future. I am looking forward to many such wins," added the Indian, who had beaten another higher-ranked player, Kasey Brown of Australia, in a New York tournament earlier in the month.
She now play in the China Open next week.

Meanwhile, top Indian men's player Sourav Ghosal lost 8-11 11-9 8-11 7-11 to top seed Omar Mosaad in an 81-minute semifinal match.

Omar lead the opening game 3-1, when an injury to Sourav stopped the game temporarily. After a quick treatment, the Indian was back in the court and he soon leveled the score at 6-6. But the injury had left him uncomfortable at the court as Omar wrapped up the first set 11-8.

Saurav and Omar fought tooth and nail and from 6-6, the Indian surged ahead to 10-8, before winning it 11-9. The pair traded blows in the third all the way to 8-all but an unlucky point at a crucial moment gave the momentum back to Omar, who finished off the next rally to win 11-8.

In the next, from 3-all, Omar moved ahead to 9-6 and then with the help of a few brilliant shots, he won the next two points to finally wrap it up.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Priyanka Chopra at a promotional event for her upcoming film ‘Baywatch’ in Mumbai on Wednesday...

Priyanka Chopra at a promotional event for her upcoming film ‘Baywatch’ in Mumbai on Wednesday...

Maria Sharapova at a training session at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany...

Maria Sharapova at a training session at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany...

A cake weighing 30 kg is cut as part of celebrations outside BSE as Sensex ended above the...

A cake weighing 30 kg is cut as part of celebrations outside BSE as Sensex ended above the...

Family members of CRPF jawan Naresh Yadav, mourn in Darbhanga on Wednesday. He was martyred in...

Family members of CRPF jawan Naresh Yadav, mourn in Darbhanga on Wednesday. He was martyred in...

Soldiers of the Arctic motorised rifle brigade of Russia's Northern Fleet stand near APCs...

Soldiers of the Arctic motorised rifle brigade of Russia's Northern Fleet stand near APCs...

Blossoming apple trees are covered in snow near Altenstadt, Germany...

Blossoming apple trees are covered in snow near Altenstadt, Germany...

A watermelon vendor takes a nap on a hot day in Chennai on Wednesday...

A watermelon vendor takes a nap on a hot day in Chennai on Wednesday...

A boy jumps into the river Ganga to beat the heat in Kolkata on Wednesday...

A boy jumps into the river Ganga to beat the heat in Kolkata on Wednesday...

A newly-built aircraft carrier is transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony...

A newly-built aircraft carrier is transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony...

U.S. Army's M1 A2 tanks fire during the South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills...

U.S. Army's M1 A2 tanks fire during the South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.