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Low Wee Wern and Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi with their Malaysian Open trophies

Malaysian Open: Low and Al Tamimi Take Titles

Malaysia’s former World No.5 Low Wee Wern and Qatar’s World No.33 Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi claimed the 2018 Malaysian Open titles after defeating higher seeded opponents Japan’s Satomi Watanabe and Hong Kong’s Tsz Fung Yip, respectively.

For Malaysia's Low, this tournament marked her first since the 2016 US Open after finding her career halted by numerous serious knee injuries. However, the current ranked World No.254 stormed through qualifying and through the main draw to book her place in the PSA W15 final and showed no signs of fatigue as she powered past Japan’s World No.48 Watanabe 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 in just 30 minutes.

The title win is Low’s eighth on the PSA World Tour and her first since the 2014 China Open – Squash Stars on the Bund when she defeated France’s Camille Serme in the final.

Meanwhile, in the men’s final, Qatar’s Al Tamimi secured his biggest PSA World Tour title of his career as he came through a testing five-game battle with Hong Kong’s number two seed Fung Yip.

The Hong Kong player took the first game before Al Tamimi battled back to lead 2-1, before fighting off a comeback from Yip to win 5-11, 12-10, 11-1, 7-11, 11-5 in 52 minutes.

The win is Al Tamimi’s fifth PSA World Tour title of his career and means he is the first Qatari playing to win the Malaysian Open.

Results
Men’s Final
[3] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) bt [2] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) 3-2: 5-11, 12-10, 11-1, 7-11, 11-5 (52m)

Women’s Final
[Q] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [4] Satomi Watanabe (JPN) 3-0: 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 (30m)

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