When you’re a world champion and people are used to watching you win and bringing home trophies, things can get really hard when you hit a plateau.
To break through that and go back to your winning ways can be even more challenging, but once you make it happen, your win becomes much more meaningful.
Such was the case of Malaysian squash queen, Nicol David, who ended her 14-month title drought to secure her PSA World Tour title. Nicol David won the inaugural Ciudad de Floridablanca Women’s Squash Open title in Colombia yesterday.
Nicol David has been under scrutiny as she had not won any major title since the Hong Kong Open in December 2015. The world number 1 also dropped to number 7 in rankings as she struggled to climb back on top.
Nicol David finally gained her winning momentum back as she secured a 11-3, 11-4, 11-8 victory over her opponent Olivia Blatchford in 70 minutes.
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“It feels great to win a tournament again.” Nicol told PSA (Professional Squash Association).
“It’s been quite a while and I think this is really special to have my first title here in Floridablanca. It’s going to have a special place in my heart.” she added.
“Thank you so much to the people in Floridablanca for hosting us here at the El Santisimo, it’s been such a special week for all of us girls here.” the Penangite said.