At the end of another season, the PSA's Matt Coles has been talking to the stars of the PSA World Tour about their 2018/19 campaigns. Here he catches up with Hong Kong’s No.1 Annie Au.
The 2018-2019 campaign was another good one for Hong Kong’s Annie Au, who made her way back into the top ten of the World Rankings since the summer of 2017.
However, despite the rise into the top ten in the world, the Hong Kong No.1 explained that she can not relax now she has made it there.
“I am really happy to finish the season with No.10 as there is big competition in the rankings,” Au said.
“Once you relax, you will be caught up by others. I am also happy to finally meet my target set with my coach before the start of my season.”
Au also secured two titles over the course of the season, including the biggest victory of her career to date, a PSA Bronze title in Macau.
Annie Au (left) and Diego Elias with the Macau Open titles
She also became the first ever squash player from Hong Kong to reach the last eight of the World Championships, doing so earlier this year in Chicago.
“I am pretty satisfied and happy with my performance throughout the season with some breakthroughs,” she explained.
“Winning my biggest title ever in Macau and making history for Hong Kong, being the first to get into the quarter finals of the World Championships.
“Everyone was well prepared for this event with the biggest prize money and I am glad that I did play well.”
Au’s goals for the new season are simple. The left-hander wants to stay inside the top ten, and to improve in some areas of her game.
“The main target is to keep myself in top ten and hopefully I can see some improvement in my fitness and mental strength.”
Keep a look out for the next player’s review of the 2018-19 season in the coming days, as Malaysia’s Eain Yow Ng reviews his campaign.