Sivasangari finds Hania’s mental toughness too hard to deal with

Too good: Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy (right) got the better of Malaysia’s S. Sivasangari by winning their last-16 clash in straight sets.

PETALING JAYA: It’s all about breaking the mental resilience of the top three players in major events but S. Sivasangari was not able to achieve that against women’s world No. 3 Hania El Hammamy at the last 16 stage of the World Championships in Cairo on Tuesday.

Sivasangari had overcome the Egyptian in the London Classic final last month to win her first Professional Squash Association (PSA) gold event but El Hammamy exacted revenge with a 15-13, 11-6, 11-5 win in 44 minutes to reach the last eight of the world meet on home soil.

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