Pallikal bows out of Malaysian Open squash

New Delhi: India`s Dipika Pallikal`s campaign in the USD 60,000 Malaysian Open squash ended in the first round itself as she lost to higher-ranked Kasey Brown of Australia in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

After entering the main draw of this premier event, Pallikal, ranked 26th, lost to world number six Brown 11-6, 4-11, 11-13, 11-7, 3-11.

The 19-year-old had defeated 17th ranked Jaclyn Hawkes of New Zealand 11-7, 9-11, 11-3, 11-7 in the qualifiers to book a clash with the fifth seeded Australian.

The field at the prestigious Super Series event has some of the best women players from around the world, including world number one Nicol David of Malaysia, who is looking for her seventh title here.


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