Monday, November 7, 2011


Yes! For Nicol...Yes for Malaysia...tak pasti siapa dapat menandinginya nanti! Adakah akan lahir seorang lagi pemain hebat begini,yang pastinya Datuk Nicol Ann David sudah layak digelar Lagenda Hidup!
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Nicol Rangkul Kejuaraan Dunia Keenam
Isnin November 7, 2011
Ratu skuasy negara dan pemain nombor satu dunia, Datuk Nicol Ann David merangkul kejuaraan keenam pada Kejohanan Skuasy Terbuka Dunia selepas menewaskan musuh tradisi Jenny Duncalf dari England pada Ahad. 
KUALA LUMPUR: Ratu skuasy negara dan pemain nombor satu dunia, Datuk Nicol Ann David merangkul kejuaraan keenam pada Kejohanan Skuasy Terbuka Dunia selepas menewaskan musuh tradisi Jenny Duncalf dari England pada Ahad.
Menurut laman web rasmi pertandingan itu,, Nicol, 28, mempamerkan aksi hebat ketika menewaskan pilihan kedua, Duncalf, pada perlawanan yang memakan masa kurang setengah jam.
Pada perlawanan akhir di Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, Belanda pada 2 petang waktu tempatan (9 malam waktu Malaysia), Nicol menang dengan 11-2, 11-5 dan 11-0.
Dengan kemenangan terbaru itu, Nicol telah mengatasi rekod lima kejuaraan dunia yang dicapai pemain Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald. BERNAMA

Nicol claims her record sixth world title in emphatic style

Monday November 7, 2011

ROTTERDAM: Nicol David created history by winning her sixth world title in emphatic fashion at the Luxor Theatre here yesterday with the promise of more to come.
The undisputed queen of world squash was in devastating form as she pulverised long-time rival and world No. 2 Jenny Duncalf of England 11-2, 11-5, 11-0 in just 29 minutes in the final of the World Open.
It was a perfect six for Nicol – six wins from six finals at the world meet, making her the most successful woman player in the history of the game.
Ruthless: Malaysia’s Nicol David (right) returning a shot to England’s Jenny Duncalf during their World Open squash final in Rotterdam Sunday. — AFP
She had earlier shared the honour, five titles apiece, with her mentor Sarah FitzGerald of Australia.
The triumph is the latest narrative in the storied life of Malaysia’s greatest sports star. The 28-year-old Nicol, who turned pro in 2000, won her other world titles in Hong Kong (2005), Belfast, Northern Ireland (2006), Manchester (2008), Amsterdam (2009) and Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, last year.
The world crown yesterday was also Nicol’s 56th Wispa title and ninth of the year.
It was her 27th win over Duncalf in 29 meetings. Nicol received US$21,188 while Duncalf pocketed US$13,656.
Nicol, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday for her outstanding accomplishments, got off to a flying start in the first set winning 11-2 in just nine minutes.
Nicol David celebrates with her trophy after winning the final squash match against England's Jenny Duncalf during the World Open, at the Luxor Theater in Rotterdam on Sunday.
Duncalf, featuring in her first final, was out of sorts and completely outplayed in every aspect of the game.
In the second set, Nicol playing in her 10th world meet, took a comfortable 8-3 lead before dropping just two points to seal victory.
A deflated Duncalf just melted under Nicol’s relentless attack and meekly surrendered the third 11-0.
An elated Nicol said she didn’t quite know how to describe her joy in winning her record sixth world title.
“Winning the crown is a huge thing for Malaysia as we don’t have many world champions in sports,” said Nicol, whose parents Desmond and Mary Ann were in Rotterdam to watch their daughter make history.
“I’m really happy to repay my fellow Malaysians for all their support by winning the world title for them.
“My only wish now is to play in the Olympics. I would happily trade my six world titles for the sport to be included in the Olympic Games,” said Nicol, adding that she wasn’t done winning titles yet - not by a long shot.
A disheartened Duncalf said that she had been totally outclassed by Nicol.
“I was hoping to win the final as an early birthday present but it was not to be,” said Duncalf, who turns 29 on Thursday.
In the men’s competition, world No. 1 Nick Matthew of England retained the world title after coming back from a set down to beat sixth seed Gregory Gaultier of France 6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-5 in the final.
Matthew received US$26,220 for his efforts while Gaultier took home US$16,388.
Semi-finals: Nick Matthew (Eng) bt Karim Darwish (Egy) 11-9,11-9, 11-1; Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt James Willstrop (Eng) 11-6, 11-8, 11-4.
Final: Nick Matthew (Eng) bt Gregory Gaultier (Fra) 11-9, 11-6, 11-5
Semi-finals: Nicol David (Mas) bt Natalie Grinham (Hol)
11-9, 11-4, 11-6; Jenny Duncalf (Eng) bt Samantha Teran (Mex) 11-9, 11-4, 11-7.
Final: Nicol David (Mas) bt Jenny Duncalf (Eng) 11-2, 11-5,11-0.