Nicol cruises into second round of DPD Open in Eindhoven

Nicol cruises into second round of DPD Open in Eindhoven

KUALA LUMPUR,. Malaysian squash queen Datuk Nicol David got off to a perfect start by advancing into the second round of 2019 DPD Open Squash Tournament in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on Monday (Tuesday in Malaysia).

Nicol, who resides in Amsterdam, put up a sizzling performance after she dispatched world junior champion, Rowan Elaraby 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 and 11-7 in just 37 minute at Squash Time glass courts.

The 35-year-old Penangite, however, faced a tricky second round tie against another Egyptian, reigning world champion Nour El Sherbini on late yesterday.

Sherbini received a bye in the first round.

ā€œI knew, coming in here I had to be solid, and in the second game, when I let my guard down, she took it. I knew what I had to do in the third and fourth and I was very pleased with my focus.

ā€œIā€™m very pleased to be playing in front of a Dutch crowd and to be back in Holland again,ā€ Nicol, a former world number one player was quoted as saying in the tournament website. ? Bernama