Dipika loses in Victoria Open final

Pallikal lost 11-6, 4-11, 11-3, 7-11, 9-11 to Tomlinson in the all important final match to finish runner-up at the PSA Tour fixture here.

Dipika Pallikal lost a hard-fought match to second-seed Millie Tomlinson.   -  PTI

India’s star player and top-seed Dipika Pallikal suffered a shocking defeat against second seed Millie Tomlinson of England in the finals of the Victoria Open squash event here today.

Pallikal lost 11-6, 4-11, 11-3, 7-11, 9-11 to Tomlinson in the all important final match to finish runner-up at the PSA Tour fixture here.

After cruising through to the title round, Dipika met with resistance but did not believe this would turn into a stumbling block.

The two players traded two games each before the English player ended the 80-minute tie in her favour with a confident finish.