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Pallikal goes down in world pre-quarters

SIndia’s Dipika Pallikal squandered a one-game lead to go down against Egypt’s Raneem El Weleily in the pre-quarters of the Women’s World Open Squash Championship in Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean.Pallikal, world ranked 10th and 13th seed in the tournament, lost to second seed Weleily 11-7 9-11 6-11 5-11 in 38 minutes at the South Sound squash club on Wednesday.The match witnessed short rallies, with the two going for their shots and scoring outright winners at regular intervals, with a few errors from both sides thrown in for good measure. “We have very similar games and it’s always close between us. She had me all over the court for a while so I’m pleased to be able to come through to win it like that, it was far from an easy win,” said the Egyptian.
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