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07/05/2015
Asian Championships 2015 (Women)

Asian Championships 2015
Women's Draw
01-05 May, Kuwait
Last 16
02 May
Quarters
03 May
Semis
04 May
Final
05 May
[1] Nicol David (Mas)
11/3, 11/1, 11/4 (20m)
[10] Vanessa Chu (Hkg)
Nicol David
11/6, 11/3, 11/7 (23m)
Liu Tsz Ling
Nicol David
11/6, 11/9, 11/7 (34m)
Joshana Chinappa
Nicol David
12/10, 11/7, 11/8 (35m)
Annie Au
[7] Liu Tsz Ling (Hkg)
11/4, 11/3, 11/5 (20m)
[14] Mihiliya Methsarani (Sri)
[5] Joey Chan (Hkg)
11/5, 11/6, 11/5 (25m)
[12] Gu Jin Yue (Chn)
Joey Chan
11/8, 11/13, 9/11, 11/9, 11/7 (70m)
Joshana Chinappa
[4] Joshana Chinappa (Ind)
10/12, 11/7, 11/4, 11/4 (35m)
[11] Li Dong Jin (Chn)
[15] Sogoi Samoodi (Iri)
11/1, 11/3, 11/5 (15m)
[3] Annie Au (Hkg)
Annie Au
11/5, 11/5, 11/7 (30m)
Rachel Arnold
Annie Au
7/11, 11/9, 9/11, 12/10, 11/4 (75m)
Delia Arnold
[16] Lee Ji-Hyun (Kor)
3/11, 12/10, 12/10, 11/4 (33m)
[8] Rachel Arnold (Mas)
[13] Yand Yeon-Soo (Kor)
11/5, 9/11, 11/5, 11/8 (40m)
[6] Delia Arnold (Mas)
Delia Arnold
11/7, 12/14, 11/13, 11/8, 11/9 (45m)
Dipika Pallikal
[9] Vanessa Raj (Mas)
11/6, 11/5, 11/4 (25m)
[2] Dipika Pallikal (Ind)

David Denies Au Asian Double

Nicol David denied Hong Kong's Annie Au and Leo Au the first sibling double in the Asian Squash Championships when the world number one from Malaysia clinched her ninth women's title in the 18th staging of the regional championships at the Sheikh Salem Al Sabah International Squash Complex in Kuwait.

David, the 31-year-old from Penang who has topped the world rankings for an all-time record 109 months, first became Asian champion in 1998 - and retained the biennial title over the next seven championships before being unable to compete in the 2013 event.

Left-hander Annie Au, the world No.11 who came to Kuwait as the defending champion, reached her third successive final after surviving a 75-minute five-game marathon against David's compatriot Delia Arnold - the No.3 seed who ousted second-seeded Indian Dipika Pallikal in the previous round.

But David was too strong for the Hong Kong number one, beating third seed Au 12-10, 11-7, 11-8 in 35 minutes - not only to win her ninth title, but also to establish a 17-year winning streak in the championships.

Leo Au, Annie's younger brother ranked 36 in the world (pictured above with David, centre, and sister Annie), reached the men's final for the first time after a close-fought four-game win over Pakistan's Farhan Zaman.

Au's opponent was local hero Abdullah Al Muzayen, the Kuwait number one who reached his second successive final against expectations after beating the Pakistan number one Nasir Iqbal.

But Au denied the hosts a first-time Kuwaiti champion when he beat Al Muzayen 11-7, 11-9, 13-11 in 47 minutes to become Hong Kong's first men's Asian champion since 1992.


 

 

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