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Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal ousts 4th seed Emily Whitlock to move into San Francisco Open quarters

Chennai: India's Dipika Pallikal Karthik upset fourth-seeded Emily Whitlock 11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8 to advance to the last eight of $50,000 San Francisco Open squash tournament, a PSA World Tour event in San Francisco.

 Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal ousts 4th seed Emily Whitlock to move into San Francisco Open quarters

File image of Dipika Pallikal. Getty Images

The Chennai-based Pallikal Karthik maintained her winning run against Whitlock of England, beating her for the fourth time on Tuesday.

Pallikal Karthik looked to be cruising to victory before the 13th-ranked Englishwoman bounced back to take the third game. The Indian won the fourth 11-8 to move into the quarters, said a SRFI press note here.

The lone Indian in the tournament, ranked 21 in the world, faces Olivia Blatchford of USA in the last eight.

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Updated Date: Sep 27, 2017 18:21:30 IST

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