Sivasangari can mow them down in Motown

  • Squash
  • Wednesday, 06 Nov 2019

PETALING JAYA: If national squash player S. Sivasangari’s (pic) sensational form is anything to go by, she could be lifting her 12th professional title at the Detroit Pro Classic on Nov 9.

Sivasangari is only the eighth seed in the tournament in the United States but if the world No. 42 can maintain the form that saw her taking world No. 8 Amanda Sobhy of the US two weeks ago, she can go far.

By defeating Amanda, the 20-year-old stamped her mark as one of the sport’s future stars.

It was the biggest upset at the Women’s World Championships in Cairo, Egypt, and Sivasangari’s best ever outing in the world meet.

She finally fell to her nemesis and world No. 11 Hania El Hammamy of Egypt in the third round.

Now, the world No. 42 will definitely want to keep the momentum going to add another title to her name.

Sivasangari will receive a first round bye in Detroit today before she takes on the winner between Spain’s world No. 77 Cristina Gomez and 63rd ranked Anna Serme of the Czech Republic.

Should Sivasangari win her second-round match, she is likely to face a tougher task in Belgium’s world No. 18 Nele Gilis in the quarter-finals.

The top seed at the event is local lass Olivia Blatchford Clyde who is ranked 19th.

If all goes to plan for the Malaysian, the two will have a final showdown in the city they call Motown.

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