Nicol David eases into quarter finals of TOC

Eight time world champion Datuk Nicol David eased through her first round at the Tournament of Champions (TOC) as she defeated Australia’s Rachel Grinham 6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 in New York.

The Malaysian world number one took some time to gain momentum, which led to her dropping the first set 6-11. But from then on, it was all about Nicol as she clinched three sets in a row to ensure her progression into the next stage.

The 31 year-old will now move into the quarters, where she will face world number 5 Alison Waters of England who defeated Mexico’s Samantha Teran with a 6-11, 11-6, 11-3 and 11-5 victory in the first round.

Meanwhile, Malaysian number 2 Low Wee Wern suffered an early exit from the TOC as she was sent packing by USA’s Amanda Sobhy who clinched a 11-7, 5-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-7 win