Dipika Pallikal Karthik born 21 September 1991 is an Indian professional squash player. She is the first Indian to break into the top 10 in the PSA Women’s rankings. Dipika Pallikal came to prominence in 2011, when she won three WISPA tour titles to attain a career-best ranking of 13th. She broke into the top 10 in December 2012.
Dipika Pallikal was born in Chennai to a Malayali family. She is the daughter of Sanjiv and Susan Pallikal, originally from the state of Kerala. Her mother played international cricket for the Indian Women’s team. Dipika Pallikal Karthik played her first international tournament in London when she was in her sixth grade, and won several tournaments on the European Junior Squash Circuit.
India’s Dipika Pallikal, who won a bronze in 2014 Asian Games, lost to the Malaysian stalwart and former world number one Nicol David 0-3 (7-11 9-11 6-11).
Dipika Pallikal is also an Arjuna Award winner and a Padma Shree winner. Congratulations to Dipika Pallikal Karthik.
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