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Nicol David takes on Omneya Abdel Kawy

ToC Update: David Continues on at Kawy’s Expense


World No.3 Nicol David flirted with elimination against Egypt’s Omneya Abdel Kawy in the last eight of the 2016 Women’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions but came through in five games to keep her hopes of lifting the prestigious title for the first time since 2014.

In a back and forth encounter that saw points ebb and flow between the pair, David eventually came through courtesy of an 11-6, 10-12, 10-12, 11-3, 11-5 triumph, despite having treatment on her calf between games.

David, who will reclaim the World No.1 ranking from Massaro if she wins the event, sparked back into life in the fourth and dropped just a handful of points as she stormed to victory to bring the match back into the balance.

After a close-run beginning to the fifth game, the Malaysian pulled away to earn five match balls and she converted at the first attempt to set up a meeting with Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini, the woman she lost to in the semi-final of November’s Qatar Classic, for a place in a second successive PSA World Series final.

Result – Quarter-Final: Women’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions 2016
[2] Nicol David (MAS) bt [5] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) 11-6, 10-12, 10-12, 11-3, 11-5 (56m)

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