By Nursyabiha Sukri
GEORGE TOWN, March 18 (Bernama) -- As expected, women's world number one Datuk Nicol Ann David moved into the second round of the 29th Penang-CIMB Women's World Championship by thrashing unseeded Emma Beddoes of England at the Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SPICE) here.
Nicol, 31, took just 36 minutes to beat her opponent 11-9, 11-5, 11-8.
"The crowd was amazing, thanks for coming and supporting me. I'm pleased to win. Emma has been training well and she really gave me a strong match and made some good shots.
"Next, I'll meet another young player (Heba El Torky). I'm just focusing on the next match and will bring my best," she told reporters here Tuesday night.
On Thursday, Nicol is scheduled to meet unseeded Heba El Torky of Egypt who defeated 11th seeded Annie Au of Hong Kong.....