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Cleveland Classic: Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa bow out of the competition

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241   //    01 Feb 2016, 15:52 IST
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Dipika failed to mount any challenge against fourth seed Amanda Sobhy

The Indian interest in the Cleveland Classic Squash, a PSA World Tour event, in Ohio ended on Sunday evening with the exit of both Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal at the quarterfinal stage.

The sixth-seeded Joshna had the misfortune of meeting the top seed Camille Serme of France and even though she drew out a game lost in four games overall.  The French player who is ranked four in the world, won 11-4, 5-11, 11-8, 11-2. 

On the other hand, Dipika, who was unseeded just had no resistance against Amanda Sobhy, the fourth seed. The US player exploited the relatively weak backhand of Dipika to win in straight games 11-6, 11-7, 11-8.

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