Wee Wern packs a punch to enter Macau Open semis


  • Squash
  • Saturday, 13 Apr 2019

 PETALING JAYA: National squash player Low Wee Wern (pic) is starting to look like her old self again as she continued her brilliant run by powering into the women’s semi-finals in the Macau Open.

The 28-year-old was in fine form to upstage Egyptian world No. 30 Nadine Shahin 11-9, 11-4, 6-11, 12-10 in the quarter-finals yesterday.

The former top player, who has been playing some of her best squash since her return from a serious knee injury last year, also did well in the second round on Thursday when she blew away Egyptian world No. 14 Salma Hany 12-10, 11-7, 11-3.

Her performance and determination showed that she is on the right track to get back to where she was – as a world No. 5.

She was sidelined for 20 months due to a serious knee injury before returning in July last year.

Meanwhile, in the men’s competition, Malaysia’s promising 21-year-old Ng Eain Yow could not handle the heat as he went down 4-11, 6-11, 4-11 to a more experienced Omar Mosaad of Egypt, who is currently ranked 12th in the world.

“I lost but it was a learning experience for me. I struggled to find my rhythm today but I will review the match and be better,” said Eain Yow.

 

RESULTS 

(Matches involving Malaysians only)

Quarter-finals

Men: Omar Mosaad (Egy) bt Ng Eain Yow 11-4, 11-6, 11-4.

Women: Low Wee Wern bt Nadine Shahin (Egy) 11-9, 11-4, 6-11, 12-10

Second round

Women: Low Wee Wern bt Salma Hany (Egy) 12-10, 11-7, 11-3.

Low Wee Wern , Ng Eain Yow , Macau Open