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Squash: David downs Serme to capture Carol Weymuller Open in New York

World No.1 Nicol David (right) beat Camille Serme (left) to win the Carol Weymuller Open, the Malaysian’s 68th WTA title. Photos: Jean Ervasti.

World No.1 Nicol David (right) beat Camille Serme (left) to win the Carol Weymuller Open, the Malaysian’s 68th WSA title. Photos: Jean Ervasti.

October 7, 2013: World No. 1 Nicol David of Malaysia won the Carol Weymuller Open in New York after ending Camille Serme’s giant-killing run with a 3-0 victory in the final.

 

David, who previously won the title in 2005, beat the French star 12-10, 11-2, 11-5 to win the WSA (Women’s Squash Association) Gold 50 event, which was celebrating its 40th anniversary at The Heights Casino in Brooklyn.

 

David (right) battles Serme at The Heights Casino in Brooklyn.

David (right) battles Serme at The Heights Casino in Brooklyn.

David, 30, recorded her ninth successive Tour win over the World No. 10 from Creteil, securing her third WSA title of the year and the 68th of her career.

 

“I’m just so happy to win this tournament after so long. It has been such a great atmosphere that it just drives me forward to play better squash each day,” said David, who now prepares to defend her title at the US Open in Philadelphia.

 

“Camille played really well in that first game and it was neck and neck all the way. In the second and third I mixed it up a bit more because she gets into a great rhythm and it can be dangerous. I’m very pleased and I’m looking forward to the US Open.”

 

Serme, 24, enjoyed a sensational run in only her third appearance in the event, upsetting three higher-ranked English opponents – World No. 4 Alison Waters, No. 6 Jenny Duncalf and No. 2 Laura Massaro, last year’s champion and winner of this year’s British Open.

 

However, the current France and European champion cut a disappointed figure after failing to challenge David beyond the competitive first game.

 

“I’m a bit disappointed to be honest. Even though she’s the World No. 1, I wanted to do better than getting one game, as that’s the best I have done against her,” Serme said.

 

“I felt she played really well and I made too many mistakes. I don’t even know why, as I wasn’t even trying to go fine on my shots. I feel disappointed, but later I will look back at what a great tournament I’ve had. The good thing is I only have to wait one week to hopefully play her again at the US Open.”

 

Source: WSA

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