Dipika wins Crocodile Chalenge Cup (13-18 Dec ’11)

India’s highest ranked professional Dipika Pallikal finished the year winning the $16,000 Crocodile Challenge Cup in Hong Kong from 13-18 December 2011. 

Dipika Pallikal claimed her third WISPA title of the year when she overcame a spirited challenge from fourth seed Joey Chan.

Third-seed Pallikal defeated Hong Kong’s Chan 12-10, 8-11, 10-12, 11-8, 14-12 in a thrilling final that lasted 60 minutes.

The match went the full distance, with all five games featuring close finishes.

In the semifinal, Pallikal had defeated second seed Sarah Kippax 11-6, 11-3, 11-6 while in the quarters, she got the better of fifth seed Siti Munirah Jusoh 11-5, 11-6, 11-1.


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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