Nicol David cruises into second round of Manchester Open


PETALING JAYA: National squash player Nicol David cruises into the second round of the Manchester Open.

The 35-year-old didn’t look too troubled as she walked past Haley Mendez of United States with an 11-5, 11-6, 11-8 win in the first round in 23 minutes.

Nicol, who is ranked 18th in the world, now faces a stern second round test against England’s world No. 6 Sarah-Jane Perry.

Nicol will be looking to get one back after having lost to Sarah in their last four meetings in 2017.

The Manchester Open is Nicol’s penultimate tournament.

She will play her final event at the prestigious British Open in Hull, England, from May 20 to 26, before calling time on her glittering career that has seen her win a record eight world titles and five British Open titles.

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