Squash

  • Deepika Pallikal loses in Texas Open squash final 14-04-2014 01:52 PM

    Houston: Deepika Pallikal stumbled on the final hurdle against Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini in the title clash of the Women's Champion Fiberglass Texas Open on Monday. Eyeing maiden major title of her career, world No 12 Deepika faltered against the 18-year-old qualifier 7-11, 11-5, 7-11 to lose in 48...
  • Dipika Pallikal packs off Perry to enter Texas Open final 13-04-2014 06:05 PM

    Houston: India's top woman's squash player Dipika Pallikal marched into the biggest final of her career after getting past higher-ranked Madeline Perry from Ireland in the USD 50,000 Texas Open at the Downtown Club here. The 22-year-old World No.12 battled for 75 minutes, enduring three tie-break games, to beat eighth-ranked...
  • Dipika Pallikal fights her way into Texas Open semis 12-04-2014 05:24 PM

    Houston: India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal earned a hard fought win over Nicolette Fernandes of Guyana to reach the the semi-finals of the USD 50,000 Texas Open. Pallikal, with coach and five-time world champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald in her corner, had to resist a determined fightback by the unseeded Fernandes...
  • Dipika Pallikal powers into Texas Open quarters 11-04-2014 04:47 PM

    Houston: Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal survived some anxious moments before beating Australian qualifier Donna Urquhart in the opening round of the USD 50,000 Texas Open. Pallikal, who has not had the best of starts to 2014, took 36 minutes to get past her 26th-ranked opponent 12-10, 11-8, 11-5 on...
  • Pallikal drops to 12th in latest world rankings 02-04-2014 12:17 PM

    New Delhi: Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal has dropped a rung to be 12th in the latest world rankings for women in which Malaysian squash legend Nicol David has retained the top spot. Dipika, however, remains the highest-ranked Indian in the Women's Squash Association rankings. David has maintained the top...
  • Egypt's El Welily outplays Pallikal in World Squash 20-03-2014 04:19 PM

    Penang: World No.3 Raneem El Welily proved too good for India's Dipika Pallikal in the pre-quarters of the Women's World Squash Championship on Thursday. The Egyptian took 26 minutes to get past the 11th-ranked Pallikal and reach the last eight of the prestigious event. The Indian's coach and five-time World...
  • Dipika Pallikal enters World Squash pre-quarters 19-03-2014 07:49 PM

    Penang: India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal entered the pre-quarterfinals of the Women's World Squash Championship beating English qualifier Lisa Aitken 3-0 here Wednesday. The 11-2, 11-6, 11-5 win over Aitken came as a relief for the World No.11 who entered the prestigious event without winning a main draw match...
  • Joshna Chinappa loses World Squash Championship opener 18-03-2014 04:28 PM

    Penang: World No.19 Joshana Chinappa took a game off fourth-ranked Alison Waters of England before losing in the opening round of the Women's World Squash Championship on Tuesday. Chinappa lost 7-11, 7-11, 11-9, 2-11 to exit the tournament which could not be held in 2013 owing to lack of sponsors....
  • N Ramachandran elected as IOA president 10-02-2014 10:54 AM

    N Ramachandran, president of the World Squash Federation and brother of BCCI boss N Srinivasan was elected unopposed as Indian Olympic Association president. ...
  • Dipika Pallikal returns to top 10 of world squash rankings 06-02-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal has returned to the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time since December 2012. The 22-year-old moved two places to be No.10 in the latest Women's Squash Association (WSA) rankings despite enduring a tough start to the year. Dipika's...
  • Squash: Joshana Chinappa bags WSA title in Canada 03-02-2014 04:20 PM

    Winnipeg: India's Joshana Chinappa won her eighth WSA tour event defeating Heba El Torky from Egypt 11-13, 11-8, 11-5, 3-11, 12-10 in the final of the $15,000 Winter Club Open squash tournament here on Sunday. Leading 2-1, the fourth seeded Joshana lost the fourth game and had to save three...
  • Dipika Pallikal crashes out of squash tourney in New York 20-01-2014 05:54 PM

    New York: World No. 12 Dipika Pallikal put up a spirited display before going down in straight games to Hong Kong's Annie Au in the Qualifying Finals of the Women's JP Morgan Tournament of Champions. Pallikal - the highest-ranked player in the qualifiers - lost 8-11, 9-11, 5-11 in 33...
  • Squash star Ghosal aims to breach top-10 barrier in 2014 13-01-2014 04:11 PM

    New York: Saurav Ghosal, the highest ranked Indian player of all-time, is hoping to build up on a successful 2013 by getting his 2014 campaign off to a winning start at the iconic Tournament of Champions beginning here on January 17. Ghosal made history last year by becoming the first...
  • Joshana Chinappa charges into maiden World Series quarters in Hong Kong 06-12-2013 12:52 AM

    Hong Kong: India's Joshana Chinappa pulled off a sensational second successive upset in Thursday's second round of the Women's Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open to claim her first ever quarter-final berth in a WSA World Series event. After making her breakthrough in the first round where...
  • Ghosal, Pallikal look to end year on a high 02-12-2013 03:23 PM

    Hong Kong: India's numero uno squash players, Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal, will be looking to end the year on a high when they compete against the world's best in the Hong Kong Open, starting here on Tuesday. The WSA World Series Gold event - the last of the year...
  • Cricketer Dinesh Karthik engaged to squash star Dipika Pallikal 29-11-2013 10:45 PM

    Chennai: Cricketer Dinesh Kathik has found his match in star squash player Dipika Pallikal as they got engaged in a private ceremony at a city hotel here. The 28-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman found his lady love, Pallikal, 22, after both ended up training under the same fitness coach here. After a one-year...
  • Ghosal's dream run ends in World Squash Championship 01-11-2013 12:34 PM

    Manchester: Saurav Ghosal's dream run in the World Squash Championship came to an end when he suffered a straight-game defeat against defending champion and world number one Ramy Ashour from Egypt in the quarter-finals, here. Ghosal, who made history by becoming the first Indian ever to reach the world championship...
  • Saurav Ghosal becomes first Indian to reach the quarters of squash World Championship 31-10-2013 10:53 AM

    Manchester: Saurav Ghosal scripted history at the World Squash Championships as he became the first Indian to reach the quarter-finals of the mega-event by notching up a come-from-behind victory over Henrik Mustonen in a hard-fought contest here. The World No. 17 Ghosal played out of his skin to stretch the...
  • World Squash: Saurav Ghosal a win away from history 30-10-2013 05:47 PM

    Manchester: Saurav Ghosal outsmarted higher-ranked Alister Walker to enter the pre-quarter-finals of the AJ Bell PSA World Squash Championship here. A win in the next round will make him the first Indian to reach the quarters of the prestigious men's competition. World No.17 Ghosal, who made history last year by...
  • Macau Open win a stepping stone to World No.1: Dipika Pallikal 22-10-2013 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: Describing the title triumph at Macau Open as the "biggest win" of her career, India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal on Tuesday said it's a stepping stone in her quest to be the world number one. Pallikal won the biggest title of her career at Macau this Sunday...
  • Dipika Pallikal beats former World No.1 to win Macau Open 20-10-2013 08:08 PM

    Macau: India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal upstaged former World No.1 Rachael Grinham of Australia to win the Macau Open on Sunday, the seventh Women's Squash Association (WSA) title of her career. It was a commendable performance from the 22-year-old, who reached the final defeating Rachael's younger sister Natalie, a...
  • Saurav Ghosal loses in Montreal Open 06-10-2013 06:05 PM

    Montreal: India's Saurav Ghosal went down in straight games against top seed Spaniard Borja Golan in the semi-final of the Financi-re Banque Nationale Montreal Open squash tournament, here Sunday. Ghosal lost 3-11 7-11 8-11 on the all-glass court at the Montreal Forum. It was the pair's fifth Tour encounter -...
  • Squash: Ghosal in Montreal semis, Dipika loses in New York 05-10-2013 03:47 PM

    Montreal: Third-seeded Saurav Ghosal advanced to the semi-final of the Financiere Banque Nationale Montreal Open squash tournament defeating Egyptian Omar Abdel Azaiz 11-3, 11-4, 2-11, 11-4 here on Friday. Ghosal, 27, the highest-ranked Indian of all time who celebrated a best-ever World number 17 this month, took less than an...
  • Saurav Ghosal reaches quarters in Montreal squash 04-10-2013 05:01 PM

    Montreal: India's Saurav Ghosal, who recorded a career-high ranking of 17 in October, has reached the quarter-finals of the Financire Banque Nationale Montreal Open, a PSA World Tour International 35 squash event here. Playing on an all-glass court at the Montreal Forum Thursday, third seed Ghosal faced Australian qualifier Steven...
  • Pallikal beats Brown to enter quarters in New York squash 04-10-2013 04:47 PM

    New York: Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal played one of the best games of her life in the opening round of the Carol Weymuller Open where she recovered from two games down and saved a match-ball in the third to upset Australia's No.8 seed Kasey Brown and reach the quarter-finals...
  • Squash deserves to be in Olympics: Dipika, Ghosal 09-09-2013 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: India's squash stars Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal feel their sport deserves to be in the Olympics and rue not being able to compete in the Summer Games. Wrestling was reinstated in the Olympics for 2020 and 2024 editions during the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Buenos...
  • IOC decision heart-breaking, says WSF chief Ramachandran 08-09-2013 11:19 PM

    Buenos Aires: World Squash Federation (WSF) president N Ramachandran on Sunday said he was heartbroken at squash being left out of the 2020 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) reinstated wrestling in the Olympic programme while squash and baseball/softball lost out in the vote held during the IOC Session on...
  • IOA, grapplers welcome wrestling's re-inclusion in Oly Games 08-09-2013 11:11 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the wrestling fraternity of the country was ecstatic as wrestling on Sunday won a crucial International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote to regain its place in the Olympic sports roster. Wrestling got 49 out of 95 votes cast by the IOC members in Buenos...
  • Will Squash be able to grapple with Wrestling for 2020 spot? 07-09-2013 04:26 PM

    New Delhi: The battle for the final spot at the 2020 Olympics has entered its business end with wrestling, squash and a combined bid from baseball-softball hoping to emerge stronger than ever from their existence crisis when the full IOC assembly will take a call on their future on Sunday....
  • Wrestling eyes quickfire return to the 2020 Olympics 31-08-2013 09:41 AM

    From an ignominious Olympic exit to a Games return in less than eight months, wrestling can complete a remarkable turnaround when the International Olympic Committee next month votes in one new sport for the 2020 Games. Wrestling was surprisingly taken off the 2020 Olympics by the IOC Executive Board in...