World Open 28 Oct – 6 Nov 2012

Dipika Pallikal carved her name into the history books of Indian squash becoming the first player to reach a World Open quarterfinal. 

Dipika unseeded, in her first round defeated 14th seed Jaclyn Hawkes of New Zealand. She followed up her victory defeating Kanzy El Dafrawy of Egypt in the 2nd round. Dipika’s dream run ended in the quarter final going down to 15th seeded Samantha Teran from Mexico.

[15] Samantha Teran (Mex) bt Dipika Pallikal (Ind)  11/6, 11/8, 11/9 (36m)

Round 2:
Dipika Pallikal beat Kanzy El Dafrawy (Egy) 11/6, 11/7, 11/7 (37m)

Round 1:
Dipika Pallikal (Ind) beat [14] Jaclyn Hawkes (Nzl) 11/8, 9/11, 11/8, 11/7 (52m)

In  the men’s World Open, Indian national champion Saurav Ghosal lost in his second round to Laurens Jan Anjema while Siddharth Suchde lost in his 2nd round qualifying.

Round 2:

[12] Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned) bt Saurav Ghosal (Ind) 11/4, 9/11, 11/6, 11/5 (65m)


Round 1:

Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [Q] Davide Bianchetti (ITA) 11-5, 14-12 (Disq.) (35m)

Qualifying finals:

Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt Siddharth Suchde (IND) 11-7, 11-8, 11-8 (68m)

1st qualifying round:
Siddharth Suchde (IND) bt Sander van Tour (NED) 11-2, 11-5, 11-3 (19m)


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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