Pallikal wins Crocodile Challenge Cup


Dipika Pallikal won her third WISPA (women’s professional squash tour) crown in 2011 ,beating Joey Chan to win the Crocodile Challenge Cup in Hong Kong,  on Sunday.

Dipika, ranked No 17 in the world, is set to improve her rankings with this win, which is the fifth in her professional career.

“I think what made the difference is that I had my coach Sarah Fitz-Gerald with me during this tournament. Getting her to travel with me will help me a lot. I hope I get more sponsor support so that I have my coach traveling with me during tournaments,” added Dipika.

Dipika, who was seeded third for the Hong Kong event, had a tough opponent in fourth-seeded Chan in the final. The Hong Kong World No 20 seemed to make her home advantage count, rushing to a 7-4 lead in the decider. But Dipika clawed things back to seal the game in tie-breaker and capture the title with a 12-10, 8-11, 10-12, 11-8, 14-2 win.



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