Squash ace beats Stephan to storm into NZ quarters


Tough nut to crack: Aifa Azman (left) will play Hong Kong’s Lee Ka Yi in the quarter-finals of the New Zealand Open today.

PETALING JAYA: National squash player Aifa Azman survived a scare before booking her spot in the quarter-finals of the New Zealand Open.

Aifa had to dig deep to beat France’s world No. 54 Marie Stephan 11-9, 11-1, 8-11, 7-11, 11-4 in a thrilling 38-minute second round match in Tauranga.

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