Anwar and Zahid congratulate Sivasangari for London Classic win


KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim congratulated national female squash player, S. Sivasangari, for her triumph in clinching the London Classic championship.

"Congratulations. May this victory pave the way for further successes in the future," Anwar conveyed in a Facebook post on Tuesday (April 2).

The Prime Minister noted that Sivasangari became the first Malaysian player to advance to the gold standard final in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour after former national squash queen Datuk Nicol David did so in 2015.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Sivansangari’s achievement is a testament to what can be done if one has strong determination and will.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Ahmad Zahid said that her achievement made the country proud and glorified Malaysia globally.

"Congratulations to Sivasangari for managing to win the London Squash Classic. You have made all of us, Malaysians proud!

"All the best to you and I hope you remain consistent and become the best player in the world,” he said.

Sivasangari made history by claiming the inaugural title of the London Classic championship, defeating world number two player Hania El Hammamy from Egypt in the finals on Monday (April 1).

This victory marked Sivasangari's second win over El Hammamy in their six previous encounters.

Her advancement to the finals of this prestigious championship equals the record set by Nicol in 2015. - Bernama

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