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Soho Square Women's World Open
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
 Nicol David (Mas) bt  Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egy)
11-5, 11-8, 11-6 (30m)
Nicol David Wins
Fifth World Crown In Egypt
Nicol David won a record-equalling fifth
World Open squash title in Egypt tonight when
she beat local hope Omneya Abdel Kawy in
straight games in the final of the $147,000 Soho
Square Women's World Open in the Egyptian Red
Sea resort of Soho Square at Sharm El Sheikh.
It was the latest chapter in the illustrious
27-year-old from Penang's career which was
marked earlier this month by her 50th successive
month at the top of the world rankings.
The pint-sized Malaysian superstar continued the
form she has shown throughout the tournament,
looking supremely calm and confident, stroking
the ball to all four corners and accelerating
Abdel Kawy, the fourth seed from Cairo who
became the first Egyptian ever to reach the
world final, was unable to get a foothold in the
match until the second game, which she led 3-0
But David was unruffled, and stepped up the pace
to take the game. And the third was soon
effectively decided with David taking leads of
3-1 and 7-2 before closing out the match 11-5,
11-8, 11-6 after 30 minutes.
"My focus was strong throughout the tournament,"
said David after the successful defence of the
title in which she did not drop a single game.
"I really wanted this. I didn't want to let it
Nicol David became the dominant force in women's
world squash shortly after the retirement of
Sarah Fitz-Gerald, the distinguished Australian
who first notched up a fifth World Open title in
"It's amazing that I can do something that Sarah
has done, because she's such a great player,"
concluded the new champion – now the winner of
48 WISPA World Tour titles from 63 final
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