Dipika Pallikal moves into second round of World Open

Pallikal, the 13th seed, defeated Arnold 13-11 11-9 11-9 in a tough first round clash at the South Sound squash club.

Last updated on Monday, 17 December, 2012 21:47 IST
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New Delhi: India's Dipika Pallikal has entered the second round of the Women's World Open Squash Championship with a 3-0 win over Malaysian qualifier Delia Arnold in Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean.

Pallikal, the 13th seed, defeated Arnold 13-11 11-9 11-9 in a tough first round clash at the South Sound squash club.

The Chennai girl, world ranked 10th, will next meet world number two, Raneem El Weleily of Egypt in the USD 188,000 WISPA event.

Weleily holds a 2-0 head-to-head record against Pallikal but the Indian has always pushed her Egyptian opponent to the limits.

Story first published on: Monday, 17 December 2012 21:46 IST

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