Wee Wern goes down to Annie in final


PETALING JAYA: Low Wee Wern came unstuck at the final hurdle of the Macau Squash Open.

Wee Wern’s bid to win her biggest PSA final in seven years ended with a 5-11, 11-13, 8-11 defeat at the hands of Annie Au of Hong Kong yesterday.

She had earlier beaten Egypt’s Zeina Mickawy to set up a clash against Annie for the first time since the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

However, Annie, the current world No. 11, proved too strong and needed only 41 minutes to kill off Wee Wern’s hopes of winning the PSA World Tour Bronze tournament title.

It was still a great run to the final as she was not expected to go past the early rounds.

She beat the odds by beating second seed Salma Hany in the second round and another Egyptian Nadine Shahin in the quarter-finals.

Wee Wern is on the comeback trail following a 20-month layoff from a knee injury.

She is now ranked 38th in the world and the Malaysian No. 2 behind Nicol David.

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