Dipika Pallikal wins California squash event

New Delhi: India`s top squash player Dipika Pallikal defeated Tathreb Adel of Egypt to win the WISPA $9,000 Orange County Open in Irvine, California on Sunday.

World No. 24 Pallikal faced stiff resistance from qualifier but eventually prevailed 11-6, 12-10, 11-9 to secure her first title of the year.

The top seed Indian had defeated Japan`s Misaki Kobayashi in the semifinals while 15-year-old Adel stunned seven-time US champion Latasha Khan.

Pallikal showed good form throughout the tournament and won it without conceding a set.


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