GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands: Record-breaking Nicol David extended her haul of World Open titles to seven from eight finals when she overcame Laura Massaro on Friday in a match of long and patient rallies.
The Malaysian heroine's 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 triumph over the third-seeded English woman silenced critics who suggested that younger rivals had closed the gap on the 29-year-old champion.
Massaro forced many long rallies and even led 7-5 in the second game, but David's tremendous ability to contain, retrieve, and change the direction of her movement prevented the third seed from get a strong foothold in the match in the pivotal middle game. - AFP
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