KUALA LUMPUR: A knee injury suffered in the Malaysia Open in Bukit Jalil in September is nagging national No.1 squash player Low Wee Wern.
The Penangite failed to defend her title and lost in the final to teammate Rachel Arnold in five sets and the injury also affected her performance in the two big Professional Squash Association (PSA) tournaments in October.
In the US Open, she lost in straight sets to Salma Hany of Egypt in the second round and two weeks later in the World Open in Cairo, to Nouran Gohar of Egypt in the first round.
The 29-year-old Wee Wern said she was undergoing rehabilitation since aggravating the injury in Malaysia Open.
“Next year, I have to play in a few major PSA tournaments and I hope I will recover in time for the Tournament of Champions in New York (from Jan 9-17).
“I will be up against top players in New York and I need to be in good form to put up a challenge, ” said Wee Wern, who will also feature in the Carol Weymuller Open in New York from Jan 22-27.
“Playing back-to-back tournaments in three weeks is going to be tough but I am ready for it. I also want to break into the top 20 of the world rankings and to achieve that, I have to do well in the tournaments, ” said Wee Wern, whose highest ranking was fifth in October, 2014.
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