Nicol David's career comes to end with British Open exit

Malaysian top squash player Nicol David played her last competitive match of her career in the second round of the British Open.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian squash queen Nicol David's career has come to a close after exiting in the second round of the British Open in Hull, England, on Tuesday (May 21).

The 35-year-old showed glimpses of her brilliance and fighting spirit against world No. 3 Nour El Tayeb of Egypt but it was not enough as Nicol fell 4-11, 7-11, 13-11, 5-11 in 41 minutes.

Nicol has won the prestigious British Open title five times and she remains the only Asian to have won the women's crown.

In February, Nicol announced that she will retire when the 2018-2019 Professional Squash Association (PSA) season ends. The Birtish Open was her final outing.

Nicol has been voted the greatest female player of all time by her fans and peers.

She has won a record eight world titles, 81 PSA titles and held the world No. 1 spot for an unprecedented 109 consecutive months from 2006-2015.


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