Dipika wins Australian Squash Open

Top seed Dipika Pallikal defeated eighth seed Mayar Hany of Egypt 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 in the final to bag the trophy in the Australian Squash Open, a PSA World tour event here on Friday.

CHAMPION: Dipika Pallikal won the Australian Squash Open for her first PSA title of the year.

This is Dipika’s first PSA title of the year. She last won the Winnipeg Winter Open in Canada in February 2015.

Other Indian results:

Women: Semifinals: Dipika bt Hana Ramadan (Egy) 6-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-4. Quarterfinals: Dipika bt Misaki Kobayashi (Jpn) 6-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-6. First round: Dipika bt Jessica Turnbull (Aus) 11-1, 11-5, 11-8.

Men: First round: Harinder Pal Sandhu bt Elvinn Keo (Mas) 11-5, 11-4, 12-10; Kush Kumar bt Nathan Turnbull (Aus) 11-7, 4-11, 11-5, 11-8; Ravi Dixit bt Patrick Miescher (Sui) 8-11, 11-13, 11-8, 13-11, 12-10; Sandeep Ramachandan lost to Zac Alexander (Aus) 5-11, 7-11, 7-11.

Second round: Harinder bt Evan Williams (NZ) 12-10, 11-5, 11-6; Kush Kumar lost to Joel Makin (Wal) 7-11, 8-11, 1-4 retd.; Ravi Dixit lost to Campbell Grayson (NZ) 11-6, 11-7, 11-5.

Quarterfinals: Harinder lost to Abdulla al Tamini (Qat) 12-10, 8-11, 10-12, 7-11.