Annie Au wins Asian Squash Championship

Islamabad: Annie Au of Hong Kong won the 17th Women`s Individual Asian Squash Championship by defeating Malaysian star Low Wee Wern here.

Top seed and World No.6 Wern was shocked by Annie, who is ranked No.10. It was Annie`s first trip to Pakistan and she was very happy and excited by winning the title.

"I really enjoyed while staying here as the people are very hospitable and I am taking back many good memories. Before coming to Pakistan my family was very worried but now the event is over and nothing happened; all is safe," the 24-year-old said Sunday.

In the crowded Mashaf Squash Complex, Annie lost her first set at the hands of an aggressive Wern by a big margin of 5-11.

Annie`s attacking and tricky shots were appreciated all-around the hall as she outclassed the Malaysian in consecutive three sets by 11-8, 11-7, 11-1 in 44 minutes to clinch the title.

Talking about the final match and difficulties she faced to reach the title, Annie said, "I concentrated a lot at the game today because we both knew the game plan and style of each other as we have faced each other many times before. It was really a tough match but after the first set I didn`t give her any chance to attack me."