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Nicol advance to quarters

New Straits Times logoNew Straits Times 6/9/2018

KUALA LUMPUR: World No 9 Nicol David avenged her last year’s defeat to Laura Massaro by overcoming the seventh seed to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open in Shanghai on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old, who lost to Laura in their last meeting at the PSA World Series in Dubai last year, won 11-6, 11-6, 11-7 in 29 minutes.

The Penang-born, who defeated India’s Dipika Pallikal 11-3, 14-12, 11-9 on Tuesday, faces second seed Raneem El Welily for a semi-final spot on Thursday.

Nicol David on a court with a racket: FILE PHOTO: World No 9 Nicol David avenged her last year’s defeat to Laura Massaro by overcoming the seventh seed to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open in Shanghai on Wednesday. © Provided by Media Prima FILE PHOTO: World No 9 Nicol David avenged her last year’s defeat to Laura Massaro by overcoming the seventh seed to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open in Shanghai on Wednesday.

The Egyptian defeated Li Dongjin 15-13, 11-6, 11-6.

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