Dipika Pallikal posts upset win in San FranciscoSeptember 28, 2017
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.
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.
The lone Indian in the tournament, ranked 21 in the world, faces Olivia Blatchford of USA in the last eight.