Pallikal jumps one place to 19 in world ranking

New Delhi: Following her title triumph in WISPA Dread Series 2 tournament in Washington recently, ace Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal on Monday reached a career high world ranking of 19.

Pallikal faced stiff resistance from England`s Sarah-Jane Perry before prevailing 11-9 11-3 11-7 in the final to win the Dread Series 2 tournament in Washington.

The Chennai girl showed good form throughout the championship and won it without conceding a set to secure her second title of the year.

The 20-year-old recently became the first Indian to break into top-20 in the world rankings following her title win at the Orange County tournament in California last month.

Nicol David of Malaysia leads the ranking.