Dipika Pallikal Powers Into Granite Open Semi-Finals in Toronto

Updated: 21 January 2016 20:18 IST

Dipika Pallikal, seeded second, beat 27th-ranked Salma Hany Ibrahim of Egypt 12-10, 11-2, 11-4 in the quarterfinals of the Granite Open squash tournament.

Dipika Pallikal Powers Into Granite Open Semi-Finals in Toronto
Dipika Pallikal, who is ranked 17th in the world, will face Nicolette Fernandes, the sixth seed from Guyana, in the semifinals. © AFP

Toronto:

Dipika Pallikal, last year's runner-up here, moved into the semi-finals of the Granite Open squash tournament after a convincing win over Egyptian Salma Hany Ibrahim. (Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal Clear Differences After Years of Acrimony)

The 17th-ranked Indian and second seed defeated her 27th-ranked opponent 12-10, 11-2, 11-4 in the quarterfinals. (Dinesh Karthik Gets Married Twice in Three Days... to Dipika Pallikal!)

Except in the first game where the fifth seeded Egyptian went close, Pallikal kept things her way to complete her task in 34 minutes. She faces Nicolette Fernandes, the sixth seed from Guyana, in the semifinals.

"I knew it was going to be tough against Salma as I got chopped in three games the last time I played against her. The first game was crucial and it was good that I won it after trailing 7-10.

"From there on I became more confident and that helped in the next two games. Very pleased with the win as Salma is such a talented player," said Pallikal.

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article Squash
Related Articles
Unstoppable Zlatan Ibrahimovic Nets Hat-trick In Win Over Los Angeles Football Club
Unstoppable Zlatan Ibrahimovic Nets Hat-trick In Win Over Los Angeles Football Club
West Indies A Beat India A By Five Runs In Fourth Unofficial ODI
West Indies A Beat India A By Five Runs In Fourth Unofficial ODI
MCC To Review Overthrow Rule After World Cup 2019 Final Controversy
MCC To Review Overthrow Rule After World Cup 2019 Final Controversy
"Don
"Don't Think It's Fair To Have A Result Like That": Eoin Morgan On World Cup Triumph
Pro Kabaddi League Captains Geared Up For Seventh Season
Pro Kabaddi League Captains Geared Up For Seventh Season
Advertisement