Dipika Pallikal Karthik (born 21 September 1991) is an Indian professional squash player.
She is the first Indian to break into the top 10 in the PSA Women’s rankings.
Dipika Pallikal came to prominence in 2011, when she won three WISPA tour titles to attain a career-best ranking of 13th.
She broke into the top 10 in December 2012.
Deepika turned professional in 2006, but her career was filled with ups and downs initially.
She became more consistent and started notching up winning performances after her brief training stint in Egypt in the beginning of 2011.
She clinched her first of three WISPA titles for 2011 in September by winning the Orange County Open in Irvine, California.
She notched up her second in the United States with another WISPA tour event victory.
The third came in Hong Kong in the Crocodile Challenge Cup in December 2011 and that took her to number 17 in world rankings.
However it was her performance in the World Open that shot her into the limelight.
On 15 November 2013, she became engaged to Indian Cricketer Dinesh Karthik.
who she married in both traditional Christian wedding style and Hindu wedding style on 18 August 2015 and 20 August 2015, respectively.
Image Courtesy – Dipika Pallikal (Instagram)