This wild card’s an ace!

Fairy-tale ending: Aifa Azman posing with her trophy. Right: In action in the final against Egypt’s Salma Hany at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil yesterday. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

PETALING JAYA: After dominating the local Professional Squash Association (PSA) circuit throughout the year, national squash player Aifa Azman has announced herself to the world.

And she did it in emphatic fashion, as the 19-year-old wild card and world No. 69 defied the odds to beat world No. 8 and top seed Salma Hany 12-10, 11-8, 11-4 in the women’s final of the Malaysian Open squash championships at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

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