Nicol David

Nicol David set to challenge for fifth British Open squash title

Nicol David

Nicol David has prefaced her bid for a fifth British Open squash title this week by reassuring her compatriots that the most successful career of the women's professional era is not on the wane.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 3:25am

Short Sport, December 23, 2012

Nicol David

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23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

Champ David in seventh heaven

Nicol David and Camille Serme battle it out for the women's crown on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong is home away from home for Malaysia's world No 1 Nicol David, who won her seventh consecutive title in the city yesterday when she beat Frenchman Camille Serme 11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7 in the final of the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open.

3 Dec 2012 - 3:01am

Women's contests offer surpises at Hong Kong Squash Open

There were some surprises at the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Squash Open yesterday, but two things were predictable: wins for defending champions Nicol David and James Willstrop.

The world number one woman and man continued the defence of their titles with routine wins over Kasey Brown and Borja Golan respectively.

1 Dec 2012 - 2:47am

Hong Kong Squash Open organisers pray for sunshine

Nicol David (left) and Joey Chan in action last night. Photo: Xinhua

Organisers are looking for mother nature's support as the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open moves outdoors tomorrow.

A glass court is being set up in the piazza at the Tsim Sha Tsui Cultural Centre where the semi-finals and finals of the star-studded event will be held at the weekend, but the unstable weather has caused concern.

30 Nov 2012 - 2:26am

Patient David breezes into the second round

England's Jenny Duncalf plays a drop shot on her way to a first-round 3-0 victory against Delia Arnold of Malaysia. Photo: Xinhua

World number one Nicol David was kept waiting more than two hours to get on centre court but once there, the Malaysian top seed breezed into the second round at the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open with a comfortable win over Sarah Kippax of England.

28 Nov 2012 - 1:42am

Hong Kong Open to be inspected by IOC

Nicol David

Nicol David has played her heart out on court - and even danced in the streets - to get squash into the Olympics.

27 Nov 2012 - 1:54am

Au keen to retain her top-10 ranking in 2012

Hong Kong's top player, Annie Au Wing-chi, will be looking to stay in the world's top 10 in the coming year before mounting a serious challenge against the top five players.

The 22-year-old reached a career high of seven last month, but dropped to eighth in the latest rankings released earlier this month.

7 May 2015 - 3:32pm

Classy David stops Au's run

Annie Au Wing-chi's dream run at the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Squash Open predictably hit a brick wall in the shape of Nicol David last night, but the world No1 insisted her beaten opponent would get better with time.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Au to live her outdoor dream

Annie Au Wing-chi will fulfil a lifelong dream this evening when she steps into the outdoor glass court at the Cultural Centre piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui to take on world No1 Nicol David in the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Squash Open.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Au, Chan score historic victories

Hong Kong's players made history twice over yesterday as Annie Au Wing-chi became the first local player ever to reach the quarter-finals at the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Squash Open, only to be followed into the last eight by Joey Chan Ho-ling.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

David sets sights on sixth crown

World No 1 Nicol David has an ominous warning for anyone hoping to take her Hong Kong Open title this week: I'm playing the best squash of my life.

It's a remarkable statement given the Malaysian has been the top-ranked woman since January 2006, has won the Player of the Year award for six consecutive years and just lifted a record sixth World Open title nine days ago.

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

2020 vision

Hong Kong squash ace Annie Au Wing-chi will be in her 30s by the time the 2020 Olympic Games come around. But the world No 7 believes it will not be too late for her to compete for a coveted Olympic medal as the sport makes a new push for inclusion in the Games.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Top-10 player excels at numbers game

Squash star Annie Au Wing-chi is often doing calculations - both on and off court. She is famous for knowing when to cleverly change the pace of a match or select a different type of shot to win a point.

7 May 2015 - 3:35pm

Au targets ranking lift after taking top award

A confident Annie Au Wing-chi is aiming for a top-five squash ranking after breaking into the world's best 10 last month.

The 22-year-old, who won two silver medals at the Guangzhou Asian Games last year, was named the Most Valuable Athlete by Hong Kong Squash when it celebrated its 50th anniversary yesterday.

7 May 2015 - 3:32pm