Top Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal has won the prestigious PSA Australian Open held in Melbourne. The top seed Pallikal beat eighth seed Mayar Hany of Egypt 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 in the 40-minute final for her first title of the year.
The Indian had a minor scare when the Egyptian rival snatched the first game. But not allowing that to unsettle her mind, Pallikal bounced back to take the next three games with relative ease to secure the title in the $15,000 event.
India's Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal have also moved into the final of the WSF World Doubles Squash Championship. The Indian pair will now face New Zealand's Joelle King and Paul Coll.
Earlier in February 2015, Pallikal had won the prestigious Winnipeg Winter Open held in Canada. Besides, she also has won Macau Squash Open (2013), Meadowood Pharmacy Open (2013), Crocodile Challenge Cup (2011), Dread Sports Series (2011) and Orange County Open (2011).