Dipika Pallikal breaks into Top 10
Top squash player Dipika Pallikal became the first Indian, male or female, to make the top 10 of the world rankings released on Saturday.
Dipika jumped three places to be ranked 10th by Women’s International Squash Players Association (WISPA) with 5175.75 points.
Exactly a year ago, the 21-year-old was ranked 17 and she wants to better her ranking next year. “There is lots more to do and I have age on my side.
This year has been a fruitful one for me. The target for next year would be to better my rankings and be in top five,” said the Chennai-born girl, who is coached by five-time world champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald of Australia.
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