Saturday, October 9, 2010

World No. 1 Wins Commonwwealth Games Squash Gold

Nicol David, the world no. 1 women's squash player struck gold Friday when she she defeated Jenny DuncalfJenny Duncalf 11-3, 11-5, 11-7 in the XIX Commonwealth Games squash singles final.

This is the only major title missing from her impressive career. Her previous best finish was fourth place at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006. Second-seeded Duncalf, who has beaten David twice this year, simply had no answer to the world No. 1’s power play.

David won in 35 minutes without dropping a single game as she did when winning last month's World Open in Egypt. She said, “This is one tournament that I really wanted to win".

The 27-year-old Malaysian, who is the first Asian to achieve the world no. 1 ranking, recently won a record-equalling fifth world title. This is her 54th month at the top of the rankings. David is also the first squash player to have won the World Junior title twice; in 1999 and 2001.

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