Wee Wern’s confidence soaring after World meet


  • Squash
  • Saturday, 05 Apr 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: National No. 2 Low Wee Wern’s confidence has grown since featuring in the 29th Women’s World Championship in Penang last month.

The 23-year-old Penangite came close to stunning world No. 2 Laura Massaro of England in the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Although Wee Wern lost in a five-set thriller, she believes it will be just a matter of time before she gets the better of the top-five ranked players in the world.

“I have faith in myself and just need to keep telling myself that nothing is impossible,” said Wee Wern, the world No. 7.

Wee Wern’s next assignment is the US$50,000 (RM164,000) Texas Open in Houston, which begins on Thursday.

Wee Wern is elevated to top seed following the withdrawal of world No. 5 Alison Waters due to an injury. World No. 8 Madeline Perry of Ireland is the second seed.

The Malaysian will open her campaign against world No. 18 Sarah Jane-Perry of England.

In the same top half of Wee Wern’s draw are seventh seed Omneya Abdel Kawy of Egypt and third seed Camille Serme of France.

Wee Wern is wary of the threat posed by Jane-Perry, having lost to the Englishwoman in the first round of the British Open last year.

“Jane-Perry has been playing well and she came close to upsetting Madeline in the second round of the World Championship.

“So the pressure will be on me to beat. I will have to stay focused and alert all the time,” said Wee Wern.

“Even if I get past Jane-Perry, I will still face a strong challenge from players like Omneya and Serme,” said Wee Wern, a beaten finalist at the Greenwich Open in the United States in January.

Wee Wern last won a Women’s Squash Association (WSA) Tour title at the China Open in 2012.

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