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Published: Saturday July 23, 2011 MYT 6:28:00 PM
Updated: Saturday July 23, 2011 MYT 7:20:11 PM

Squash: Seventh straight M'sia Open title for Nicol David

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian squash queen and World number one Datuk Nicol Ann David stamped her supremacy in front of the home fans, to claim the 2011 CIMB Malaysian Open Squash Championship title Saturday.

It was her seventh successive victory in the tournament since 2005.

Nicol, the top seed in the Women's International Squash Players Association (Wispa)-sanctioned competition, outclassed England's Jenny Duncalf in straight sets 11-6, 12-10 an 11-5 in 42 minutes.

"No doubt, she (Jenny) always plays good squash and at the same time, I have to play better to make sure it is tight and solid.

"I was really focused today and very happy with my performance," said the squash queen who will turn 28 next month.

For her win, she pocketed USD11,400 (RM33,900) and the coveted trophy. Jenny, as the runner-up, took home USD7,800 (RM23,200).

Her next assignment after the Malaysian Open will be the CIMB Singapore Masters between July 25 and July 30, and the Australian Open from Aug 9 to 14.

In the men's finals, France's Gregory Gaultier clinched his maiden Malaysian Open title after defeating Aamir Atlas Khan of Pakistan.

The world number six took 43 minutes to win the match in straight sets of 11-8, 11-3 and 11-3.

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