Top seed Dipika Pallikal of India ensured herself a place in the final with a straight-game win over New Zealander Larissa Stephensen in the semifinals of the Dread Series 2 squash tournament, a WISPA event being held in Washington.

Dipika won 11-3, 11-7, 11-5 to continue her fine run of not having conceded a single game thus far in the tournament. In the title-round however, Dipika will not face second seed Latasha Khan of the USA.

Latasha lost to unseeded Sarah-Jane Perry in five games in the semifinal that went for nearly an hour. Sarah won 14-12, 11-9, 9-11, 5-11, 11-4.

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