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Nicol David seen here in her second round win over France's Camille Serme, made light work of Jenny Duncalf of England in the quarter-final match of the Hong Kong Open on Friday.
World No. 1 Nicol David continued her stride to her eight Hong Kong Open title after beating fifth seed Englishwoman Jenny Duncalf in the quarter-finals on Friday.
The World No. 1 steam-rolled Duncalf for a 11-4, 11-3, 11-3 straight set win in 24 minutes to meet fourth seed Alison Waters in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Fourth seeded Waters suffered an early scare after dropping a set before packing off India’s Joshna Chinappa 12-14, 11-7, 11-3, 11-6 in 41 minutes.
Home favourite Annie Au created the biggest upset of the day after she knocked out second seed Laura Massaro 11-6, 11-5, 9-11, 11-9 in 50 minutes to book her berth into the final four.
Annie will be looking for another giant-killing act against third seed Raneem El Weleily of Egypt for a place in the final. Raneem advanced after beating compatriot Omneya Abdel Kawy 11-8, 11-9, 11-4 in 30 minutes.
“This is a bonus for me as I didn’t expect to win especially since Laura is world number two and in her top form. The match was one of my best games and it proves I have the ability to compete at the highest level,” said Annie who enters the semi-finals for the second time in four years.
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