Nicol David too strong for Annie Au in Cleveland final

Annie Au. Photo: SCMP

Qualifier Annie Au Wing-chi's amazing run all the way to the final of the Cleveland Classic came up against a brick wall in the shape of world number one Nicol David today.

Thursday, 7 May, 2015, 3:35pm

Annie Au reaches final of Cleveland Classic

Annie Au in action in Cleveland. Photo: Hong Kong Squash

Annie Au Wing-chi continued her promising start to 2014 after reaching the final of the Tub O’Towels Cleveland Classic in the United States.

A qualifier in the Women’s Squash Association Gold 50 tournament featuring the world’s best players, Au made all the way through after upsetting three top English players. She takes on world number one Nicol David of Malaysia in the final.

7 May 2015 - 3:35pm

Hong Kong's Annie Au shrugs off plunge in world squash rankings

Annie Au Wing-chi

Hong Kong number one Annie Au Wing-chi played down her plunge in the world rankings, saying she believed she had every quality to haul herself back into the world's top 10.

7 May 2015 - 3:35pm

Real work ahead for squash's Olympic Games bid

David Mui Ying-yuen, chairman of Hong Kong Squash. Photo: May Tse

The real work of making squash an Olympic sport still lies ahead, the game's Asian head, David Mui Ying-yuen, warned yesterday.

The IOC vote this week in St Petersburg, Russia, saw wrestling and baseball/softball win the right to be considered for reinstatement as Olympic sports and for squash to be considered for inclusion for the first time.

31 May 2013 - 5:03am

Wrestling, squash and baseball make Games cut

IOC President Jacques Rogge (5th R) attends IOC executive board meeting at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg. Photo: AP

Three months after being dropped from the 2020 Olympics, wrestling won the chance of a reprieve yesterday as it made the IOC shortlist for inclusion in the Games.

30 May 2013 - 4:35am

Squash hopes third time's the charm for Olympic inclusion

David Mui Ying-yuen, chairman of Hong Kong Squash.

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee is meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, and will announce a shortlist from eight candidate sports that are vying for inclusion in the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

29 May 2013 - 5:46am

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.

20 May 2013 - 3:25am

Asian champion Au wants to keep playing until Olympics

Annie Au, coach Tony Choi and bronze medallist Joey Chan.

Newly crowned Asian champion Annie Au Wing-chi insists age won't prevent her from fulfilling her Olympic dream should squash be selected for the 2020 Games later this year.

7 May 2015 - 3:32pm

Squash world champion Ashour wins seventh successive Kuwait Cup

Ramy Ashour playing in Hong Kong. Photo: May Tse

World champion Ramy Ashour won a seventh successive Kuwait Cup on Thursday, beating England’s world number four James Willstrop, 6-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-3.

Unbeaten since May last year, the 25-year-old Egyptian also claimed the 30th title of his career and has now won 36 matches in a row.

15 Mar 2013 - 9:44am

One step forward, two steps back

Heather Deayton. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A decision made in faraway Lausanne, Switzerland, by 15 members of the International Olympic Committee's executive board earlier this month could well have a serious impact on Hong Kong. 

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am

One unlucky sport set to be axed from Olympics

Sports thought to be most at risk for removal from 2020 Olympics are badminton, taekwondo and modern pentathlon. Photo: Felix Wong

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee is set to vote to have a sport removed from the 2020 Summer Games.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:45am

Short Sport, December 23, 2012

Nicol David

Bangladesh confirm tour to Pakistan

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

IOC officials watch women's squash semis, but rain forces men indoors

The outdoor court in the Cultural Centre piazza at Tsim Sha Tsui.

With two International Olympic Committee programme commissioners in the city to evaluate squash's bid to be included at the 2020 Games, the rain could not have come at a worse time.

2 Dec 2012 - 4:27am

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