Dipika Pallikal wins the Australian Open

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Dipika Pallikal wins the Australian Open

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Press Release

08/12/2016

India's national champion and top seed Dipika Pallikal Karthik saw the chance and grabbed it, beating the eighth seed Mayar Hany of Egypt in the final to bag the trophy in the Australian Squash Open, a PSA world tour event held in Melbourne on Friday. The Indian won 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4.

The Indian, who lost in the title-round of the Victoria Open few days ago, had a minor scare when the Egyptian rival snatched the first game. But not allowing that to unsettle her mind, Dipika worked her way to total supremacy, as she took the next three games with relative ease to make it a memorable 40-minute outing in the end. The Indian won the match 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4.

This is Dipika's first PSA title of the year. The last she won was the Winnipeg Winter Open in Canada in February 2015.

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