Can Sivasangari reach Nicol David's legendary status in squash?

KUALA LUMPUR: Can S. Sivasangari reach the heights of eight-time world champion Nicol David, widely regarded as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) in women's squash?

Sivasangari is certainly making strides towards that goal, as her determination and drive have propelled the world No. 16 into the upper echelons of the sport.

The reigning Asian champion delivered two stunning upsets at the London Classic by defeating world No. 1 Nour El Sherbini of Egypt in the quarter-finals and No. 4 Nele Gilis of Belgium in the semi-finals.

She faces world No. 2 Hania El Hammamy of Egypt in the final later today.

National coach Ajaz Azmat said Sivasangari is now the hottest property in Malaysian squash.

"Sivasangari has the fire and desire to achieve all her dreams, including setting sights on winning the Olympic gold medal at the 2028 Los Angeles Games.

"She possesses an unparalleled drive and work ethic, always striving for improvement. I believe she will be ranked in the top four soon.

"Under the guidance of her coach, David Palmer, she has honed every aspect of her game. She has proven her ability to consistently outperform top 10 players.

He added that Sivasangari has silenced her critics by progressing in her game.

"With the continued support of stakeholders, including the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia, Sivasangari is poised for further success."

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