David takes Australian Open title!

Malaysian superstar and world No1 Nicol David (pic le) claimed the Australian Open title at her first attempt when she downed England’s world No2 Jenny Duncalf (pi cri) in straight games in Canberra. David was at the brilliant best as she shut out Duncalf 11-8, 11-4, 11-6 to ensure her name is added to the Heather McKay Trophy alongside some of the greatest players the game has ever seen. “You just know this Australian Open has so much history. With all those big names on that trophy, you just know you want to get that title as well and I’m really pleased to win it,” the 27-year-old from Penang said.