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Low Wee Wern looking to start the New Year with a flourish

Wee Wern seeks top-five spot after rising to sixth in January world rankings
By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter

Malaysian number two Low Wee Wern will compete in three tournaments in as many weeks later this month, as she looks to achieve her ultimate goal of breaking into the top five of the WSA world rankings.

Despite failing to win a tournament last year, the three-time Asian Junior Open moved up two places to a career-high sixth in the January rankings. And with the 23-year-old now the second highest ranked Asian player in the world, she will be hoping to build some early momentum at the Tournament of Champions in two weeks time. 

“I managed to collect some valuable rankings points last year after creating a few upsets by beating the top five world ranked players in tournaments,” the Penang ace told The Star.

“I will continue to train harder to further improve my game. I am on the right track to achieve my mission of breaking into the top five by the end of this year.” 

Wee Wern is seeded eighth for the $50,000 event in New York and will open her campaign at the Grand Central Terminal against Latisha Khan of the United States.

The new world number six will also be in action at the Greenwich Open later in the month and the Cleveland Classic in early February. 

Source: The Star; Pictures by Steve Cubbins (SquashSite)

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