Indian Squash Champion: Dipika Pallikal

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Perched at World No. 16, Dipika Pallikal currently is the highest ranked out of all the Indian squash players. The squash queen had a relatively quiet year on the professional front apart from the historic medals from the multsporting events.

The Chennai girl who is the first Indian to be ranked in the world top ten, slid down the rankings as she concentrated fully on the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games. Towards the end of the year, Dipika did manage to annex two titles at the JSW Indian Squash Challenger Circuit 2014. Expect her to bounce back strongly in 2015.

Her achievements in 2014 –

  • Commonwealth Games women’s doubles gold
  • Asian Games women’s singles bronze
  • Asian Games women’s team event silver
  • Winner of the third leg and fourth leg of JSW Indian Squash Challenger Circuit 2014
  • Runner-up at Texas Open.