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Nicol David
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Penang, Malaysia

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Nicol David Profile
Date of Birth 26th August, 1983
Height (cm) 162
Weight (kg) 55
Residence Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coach Liz Irving
Interests Art, Drawing
Racket Sponsor Wilson
Shoe Sponsor Asics
String Sponsor Luxilon
Other Sponsors Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Hotel Equatorial, eXpede

A true legend of the game, Nicol David is one of the most decorated sports stars of a generation and has broken a succession of remarkable records during her career to date - capturing the hearts of thousands of adoring fans in the process.
The Penang-born superstar burst onto the scene when she won her first Women's World Junior Squash Championship in 1999 before claiming her maiden Tour title in February 2000 when she triumphed at the Savcor Finnish Open.
Later that same year, David became the first female to lift the World Junior Championship for a second time, while 2002 saw her win a Commonwealth Games silver medal in the mixed doubles event.
A couple of barren years soon followed but, after breaking into the World's top five in January 2005, she went on to notch up a record-breaking year.
She not only became the first Malaysian to win the Malaysian Open Squash Championship and British Open, she then captured her first World Championship crown after defeating Rachael Grinham in the final to lift the sport’s most coveted prize.
January 2006 saw her become the first Asian women ever to reach the World No.1 spot but she lost top spot to Vanessa Atkinson three months later.
David demonstrated her dominance in the latter stages of the season, romping to six Tour titles and reclaiming her World No.1 ranking in August, before defending her World Championship title in November where she defeated the younger Grinham sister, Natalie.
David lost out in the final of the British Open in 2007 but a year later she swept all before her, winning ten Tour titles and going unbeaten throughout the year, capturing the British Open title and her third World Championship crown.
David's 56-match unbeaten run came to an end in 2009 against Natalie Grainger, but the Malaysian continued her haul of titles, including capturing four more consecutive World Championship in as many years.
She was shocked by Nour El Sherbini in the semi-final of her home-town World Championship in early 2014, but she bounced back to lift the British Open and another World Championship title in December of that same year - beating Raneem El Welily in Cairo.
In February 2015 the Malaysian celebrated her 106th consecutive month at the top of the World Rankings to overtake New Zealand's Susan Devoy as the longest-reigning World No.1, cementing her place as one of squash's greatest ever players.
However, her unprecedented nine-reign came to an end in September of that year when she was usurped by El Welily as the new Women’s World No.1 and her 2015/16 season got off to an inauspicious start when she suffered a shock defeat to World Junior Champion Nouran Gohar in the opening round of the Stars on the Bund China Open later that month.
David fell to number three in the world towards the end of the year but recaptured some of her best form in December’s Hong Kong Open, claiming her 10th consecutive title there without losing a single game.
In July 2016, the eight-time World Champion set yet another historic milestone, reaching her 151st successive month in the top 10 - overtaking the previous record established by Men’s player Peter Nicol in October 2006.
However, she was unable to reach the final of a PSA World Tour event for the rest of the 2016 - marking the first year since she joined the Tour in 2000 that David failed to make a final appearance.
In 2017, David was back in another final, this time of the Ciudad De Floridablanca where she staged a dominant display to overcome Olivia Blatchford in the final to claim the lift her first PSA World Tour title since December 2015 after overcoming Joey Chan, Samantha Teran and Alison Waters en route to the final.
The Malaysian finished runner-up to Sarah-Jane Perry at the Oracle NetSuite Open later that year, and has since made several quarter final appearances.
The eight-time World Champion reached the last eight of the 2017 World Championship, and the Tournament of Champions, China Open and Oracle NetSuite in 2018.
In August, she beat Sivasangari Subramaniam to take her fifth Asian Games singles gold medal, doing so on her 35th birthday.


Allam British Open 2019 20 - 26 May PSA World Tour Platinum Event

Manchester Open 2019 09 - 13 May PSA World Tour Silver Event

El Gouna International Squash Open 2019 17 - 26 Apr PSA World Tour Platinum Event

DPD Open 2019 09 - 14 Apr PSA World Tour Gold Event

CIB Black Ball Squash Open 2019 11 - 15 Mar PSA World Tour Gold Event

2018-2019 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family 23 Feb - 02 Mar PSA World Championships Event

J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions 2019 18 - 24 Jan PSA World Tour Platinum Event

Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open 2018 19 - 25 Nov PSA World Tour Platinum Event

FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships 2018 06 - 13 Oct PSA World Tour Platinum Event

Oracle NetSuite Open 2018 27 Sep - 02 Oct PSA World Tour Silver Event

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