World Championship: Delia Arnold advances to second round

National champion Delia Arnold earned a great start at the NAZA PSA Women’s World Championship after defeating Mariam Metwally at the National Squash Centre yesterday.

The world No. 15 player was forced to go through a number of hurdles in her match against the Egyptian world No. 39 before finally winning 12-10, 10-12, 12-10, 11-9 in Bukit Jalil.

“I played well today (yesterday) despite losing the rhythm in the second set but I know that I can perform much better than this,” Delia Arnold said as quoted by Sinar Harian.

The Kuala Lumpur-born player will face Egypt’s Omneya Abdel Kawy (No. 6) on Wednesday.

Photo Credit: wksquash2011.com
Photo Credit: wksquash2011.com

On the other hand, Low Wee Wern was handed an early exit after losing to New Zealand’s Joelle King in straight sets (9-11, 6-11, 7-11). However, she was happy to be back on the squash court after a lengthy lay-off as the world No. 42 was recovering from a knee surgery.

“It is not easy to go against Joelle, who is one of the best squash players around, especially when I just returned from an injury. I must say that I enjoyed being back on the court.”

Datuk Nicol David will face New Zealand’s Rachael Grinham later today.

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