Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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Re: Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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Dipika played attacking game to beat top-10 Alison Waters in the straight games ... After longtime we r seeing win over top-10 player by Dipika ... The first 2 games were very close but Dipika won it keeping her composure ... Next, she is facing in-form WR #1 Nour El Sherbini.

At $165K Women's PSA Masters 2018, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

[R2] Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND,20) bt (7) Alison Waters (ENG,10) 11-9, 12-10, 11-7 (30m)

[QF] Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND,20) vs (1) Nour El Sherbini (EGY,1)
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Re: Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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Both played attacking game but Nour was too strong for Dipika, though she tried hard in the second game.

At $165K Women's PSA Masters 2018, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

[QF] Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND,20) l (1) Nour El Sherbini (EGY,1) 5-11, 8-11, 4-11 (20m)
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Re: Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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Dipika required five games to overcome the challenge of her Canadian opponent, Danielle Letourneau ... In the second round, she is facing WR #3 Nour El Tayeb.

At $169K Women's US Open 2018, Philadelphia, USA

[R1] Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND,23) bt Danielle Letourneau (CAN,41) 11-6, 11-13, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4 (47m)

[R2] Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND,23) vs (3) Nour El Tayeb (EGY,3)
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Re: Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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Dipika lost in straight games against WR #3 Nour El Tayeb.

At $169K Women's US Open 2018, Philadelphia, USA

[R2] Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND,23) l (3) Nour El Tayeb (EGY,3) 6-11, 5-11, 9-11 (23m)
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Re: Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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Dipika returned to competition after 4 years and after having twin babies 6 months back and had immediate success iin doubles as she won 2 gold medals at world doubles championships, mens doubles with Suarav Ghosal and womens doubles with Joshna Chinappa.

Dipika wins two gold medals at WSF World Doubles Championships

Not sure if this was the best world level competition but great for our players to have this success and particularly for Dipika.

Maybe now she can hope for medals at CWG and Asian games.
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Re: Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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Congratulations Dipika for the Asiad mixed doubles Gold. Your comeback was totally worth it! :notworthy:


sameerph wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 2:11 pm Maybe now she can hope for medals at CWG and Asian games.
You called it last year!
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Re: Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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Yeah, great. I watched one of her matches here, she has put on a lot of weight and is unrecognizable to what she was earlier but racquet skills are still very much there. This would be probably her swansong since next CQG/Asian games are 3 years away.

She too from Kerala right ?
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Re: Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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Yes, Malayali Christian. Her mother was an international cricket player for India, I think.
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Re: Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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I think most of you know that her sister is married to saurav ghoshal, so with in their family they got 2 gold , 1 silver and 1 bronze( she is part of women's team was well) in this aisad
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Re: Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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prasen9 wrote: Thu Oct 05, 2023 8:27 am Yes, Malayali Christian. Her mother was an international cricket player for India, I think.
Oh, so many sportspersons in their family. I suppose you know that she is married to Dinesh Karthik.
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Yes, but that does not do anything to her sporting genes. :-) Maybe mental preparation wise it helps.
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Re: Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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Dinakaran wrote: Thu Oct 05, 2023 12:26 pm I think most of you know that her sister is married to saurav ghoshal, so with in their family they got 2 gold , 1 silver and 1 bronze( she is part of women's team was well) in this aisad
What are their kids playing?
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Re: Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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Sin Hombre wrote: Fri Oct 06, 2023 2:59 am
Dinakaran wrote: Thu Oct 05, 2023 12:26 pm I think most of you know that her sister is married to saurav ghoshal, so with in their family they got 2 gold , 1 silver and 1 bronze( she is part of women's team was well) in this aisad
What are their kids playing?
Hopefully tennis :)
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Re: Dipika P. Karthik - PB WR # 10 in Dec 2012

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The main genetic challenge to them becoming great tennis players would be height! Saurav is a diminutive fellow, about 5'6" -- too short to succeed in today's professional tennis. I've known him since he was a kid (actually, my parents know him much better, since he lived in the same building; I would see him only intermittently when I visited Kolkata).
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