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Dipika Pallikal Karthik

Pallikal Karthik Withdraws From British Open

India’s World No.18 Dipika Pallikal Karthik has withdrawn from next week’s Allam British Open due to an ankle injury.

Her withdrawal means that England’s World No.29 Jenny Duncalf moves into the main draw and will face Egypt’s World No.5 Nouran Gohar in round one.

2018 Allam British Open – Revised Women’s First Round Draw
[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v Emily Whitlock (ENG)
[Qualifier] v [14] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY)
[9] Alison Waters (ENG) v Joey Chan (HKG)
Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v [5] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
[7] Laura Massaro (ENG) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v [13] Joshna Chinappa (IND)
[12] Olivia Blatchford (USA) v Amanda Sobhy (USA)
Salma Hany (EGY) v [3] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)
[4] Joelle King (NZL) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v [11] Tesni Evans (WAL)
[16] Donna Urquhart (AUS) v Mariam Metwally (EGY)
[Qualifier] v [6] Camille Serme (FRA)
[8] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) v Hania El Hammamy (EGY)
[Qualifier] v [10] Annie Au (HKG)
[15] Victoria Lust (ENG) v [WC] Fiona Moverley (ENG)
[Qualifier] v [2] Raneem El Welily (EGY)

Qualifying for the tournament takes place from May 13-14 at the University of Hull Sports and Fitness Centre, while the main draw is at the Airco Arena between May 15-20 with the exception of 23 of the 32 first round matches on May 15, which will be staged at the university.

Matches held on the glass court at the Airco Arena will be shown on SQUASHTV (Rest of World) and Eurosport Player (Europe only) while the semi-finals and finals will be shown live on mainstream broadcast channels around the world, such as BT Sport, beIN Sports, Fox Sports Australia and Astro.

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Tickets for the tournament can be purchased via Ticketmaster

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