Nicol David’s title defence gets off to solid start

National squash queen Nicol David kick started her title defence in the 2015 Qatar Classic Squash Championship with a perfect win, yesterday in Doha, Qatar.

The 32 year-old Penangite had no problems in overcoming Nicolette Fernandes of Guyana 11-4, 11-4, 11-5 in the opening round, in just 32 minutes of play.

Nicol will play 16th seed Victoria Lust from England in the second round, after the English player came from one set down to beat Tesni Evans of Wales 13-15, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8 in her first round tie.

Second seed Nicol has won the tournament five times – in 2007 (twice), 2008, 2010, 2011 – and will be looking to add to her sixth Qatar Classic title to her long list of collection.

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