The Indian challenge in the women's Qatar Classic squash open came to an end after Dipika Pallikal suffered a straight-game defeat against England's Laura Massaro in the pre-quarterfinals in Doha.

Pallikal, unseeded in the tournament, went down 6-11, 5-11, 13-15 to sixth seed Massaro in 31 minutes at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex last night.

In the first round of the $74,000 World Tour event, the Chennai girl had caused a major upset, defeating 15th seed Ireland's Aisling Blake 13-11, 3-11, 4-11, 11-4, 12-10. — PTI

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