Sivasangari crowned London Classic champion

KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 13 S. Sivasangari made history at the London Classic today.

Nobody could have guessed that Sivasangari would beat an array of world-class players to claim the crown, but she defied the odds, culminating in an 11-9, 5-11, 13-11, 12-14, 11-8 victory over world No. 2 Hania El Hammamy of Egypt in a final that lasted 81 minutes.

It was Sivasangari's second win over Hanna in six meetings, and the title might see her break into the world's top 10 for the first time in her career. En route to the final, Sivasangari defeated world No. 1 Nour El Sherbini of Egypt in the quarter-finals and world No. 4 Nele Gilis of Belgium in the semi-finals.

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