India’s Dipika Pallikal registered a stunning win over top seed Annie Au of Hong Kong 11-9, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9 to enter the Finals of Asian Squash Championship 2017 in her birth place Chennai.
The top seed from Hong Kong started better, but Dipika overturned an early deficit to take the lead. However in the second set Annie came bacj strong to level the honours, but Dipika was back on top form as she took the third commandingly.
In the fourth set Dipika led 6-1 and 6-2 but Annie fought back to make it 7-all. Dipika asserted again though, taking back the position and make her first Asian Championship finals.
Dipika becomes only second Indian woman after Misha Grewal in 1996 to make Asian Individual Squash Championship finals.