Dipika marches out Mak !!

Dipika Pallikal played a flawless match to enter the semi finals at the ICL Chennai Open defeating top seed and world no. 33 Christina Mak from Hong Kong. A close first game but from there on Dipika looked superior and took full control of the match with her aggression. Dipika plays Orla Noom from Nederland’s tomorrow who had a narrow escape against Anwesha Reddy winning 3-2. In the other semi final Joshana Chinappa and Annie Au will do battle after easy wins. 

The PSA event went according to script with all the seeds moving ahead.
Women’s quarter-final
[5] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [1] Christina Mak (HKG) 9-7,9-5,9-3(34mins)
[3] Orla Noom (NED) bt [7] Anwesha Reddy (IND) 3-9,8-10,9-5,9-1,9-2(42mins)
[4] Annie Au (HKG) bt Harita Omprakash (IND)9-2,9-0,9-1(24mins)
[2] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [6] Birgit Coufal (AUT)9-2,9-6,9-2(22mins)

Men’s quarter-final
[1] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [8] Rob Sutherland (WAL)11-8,15-13,11-5(48mins)
[3] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) bt [5] Dick Lau (HKG)11-9,6-11,11-9,11-3(56mins)
[4] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) bt [7] Max Lee (HKG)11-4,11-3,11-7(25mins)
[2] Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) bt [Q] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND)11-8,13-11,11-8(38mins)


About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai in 2001 to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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