Tuesday, May 15, 2012

David set for tussle with Pakistani history maker

Nicol David [L] - Maria Toor [R]
World number one Nicol David will have a surprising first round opponent when she begins her campaign to win back the British Open title on Tuesday.
The legendary Malaysian will take on Maria Toor Pakay who became the first Pakistan-born woman ever to reach a British Open main draw after upsetting the seedings in the qualifying competition.
The 21-year-old left-hander from Peshawar overcame Emily Whitlock, the European junior champion, by 11-5, 4-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7 in a 46-minute struggle which ended in the English player's first defeat in any competition since January.
It followed another lengthy Pakay tussle on Sunday when she also went the full distance, on that occasion with Lucie Fialova of the Czech republic, before squeezing through 11-6, 6-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-4.

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