Wee Wern powers into the final of Macau Open


PETALING JAYA: National squash player Low Wee Wern kept her great run as she powered herself into the final of the Macau Open.

Despite suffering a narrow defeat in the first set, the world No. 38 was unfazed as she came back to win the match in style against sixth seed Zeina Mickawy of Egypt 10-12, 11-2, 11-5, 11-6 Saturday (April 13) night.

Her win also places the 28-year-old in her first final in the PSA World Tour category since she won the China Open in September 2014.

The former world No. 5 will need to pull off another stunner as she goes up against first seed and world No. 11 Annie Au from Hong Kong for the bronze level title.

Annie was on point for an 11-8, 11-5, 12-10 win to show India's world No. 15 Joshna Chinappa the door out in the semi-final.

Wee Wern had earlier shocked two Egyptians in second seed and world No. 14 Salma Hany 12-10, 11-7, 11-3 in the second round before she took out eighth seed Nadine Shahin 11-9, 11-4, 6-11, 12-10 in the quarter-final.

Her performance is a positive sign that she is making positive progress to regaining her best form after she returned in July of last year from a serious knee injury that saw her sidelined for 20 months.