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Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal will lead India's challenge at the British Open Squash Championships beginning here Monday. The prestigious tournament is the world's oldest.
World No.15 Pallikal plays her opening match against 22nd ranked Line Hansen of Denmark at the KC Stadium Tuesday. Provided the Indian overcomes the first hurdle, she is expected to meet local favourite and World No.2 Laura Massaro in the round of 16.
Dipika last played against the English player at the 2012 Australian Open semi-finals where she lost after leading 9-5 in the decider.
"It is about time I beat top-10 players regularly and no better spectacle to do that than the British Open," Dipika, who is training here with five-time World Open winner Sarah Fitz-Gerald, told IANS.
"Training with Sarah is always an enriching experience. The tournament is loved by all players on tour, I am really keen to do well here," said Dipika, who has slipped out of the top-10 after becoming the first Indian to do so last December.
Another Indian, Joshana Chinappa will have to qualify for the main draw. Malaysia's World No.1 Nicol David will be eying her fifth British Open title.
In the men's category, World No.19 Ghosal faces a qualifier Monday and is drawn to meet fourth seed Gregory Gaultier in the second round. ...
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