Malaysia’s world no.1 Nicol David (pic) is set to equal Australian Sarah Fitz-Gerald’s record 5 world squash titles. The 1st Women’s World Open ever to be held in Egypt, will be staged at Sharm El Sheikh. It was in December 2005, 3 years after Sarah Fitz-Gerald made history with her fifth world title in Qatar, that Nicol David began the assault on her mentor’s record. The 26-year-old from Penang clinched her 4th world title in five years last September, beating Dutch rival Natalie Grinham in the final in her hometown of Amsterdam. David, who has dominated the women’s game since January 2006, has already overtaken one of Fitz-Gerald’s achievements – surpassing her Australian training partner to become the player with the 3rd longest reign at the top of the rankings.
Nicol David seeded to win her 5th World Title in Egypt!