Houston (USA): India’s top squash player Dipika Pallikal earned a hard fought win over Nicolette Fernandes of Guyana to reach the semi-finals of the USD 50,000 Texas Open here.
Pallikal, with coach and five-time world champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald in her corner, had to resist a determined fightback by the unseeded Fernandes before prevailing 11-4, 11-6, 10-12, 10-12, 11-5 in the quarter-final played on Friday.
The World No 12 from Chennai plays eigth-ranked Madeline Perry of Ireland in the semi-final.
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