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Gigi Yeung becomes the first squash player from Macao to win a PSA Tour title

The 23-year-old, who is ranked number 251 in the world, won an International Open women’s event in Australia on Sunday
  • Yeung is Macao’s top squash player and is currently on the women’s squad at Yale University, located in the American state of Connecticut

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Macao-born squash player Gigi Yeung became the SAR’s first Professional Squash Association (PSA) tour title winner on Sunday, beating Norwegian Madeleine Hylland in the finals of the International Open held in the Australian city of Greater Shepparton.

The 23-year-old, who is ranked number 251 in the world, had previously never made it beyond the quarter finals of a PSA tour event. 

While Hylland won the first game in the match 11-7, Yeung bounced back in the next three games, winning 13-11, 11-8 and 11-7.

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Pakistan’s Nasir Iqbal won the men’s title, defeating France’s Matteo Carrouget. The tournament took place between 4 and 7 July in the state of Victoria. 

Yeung is Macao’s top squash player. In 2017, she won the SAR its first-ever medal at the Asian Individual Junior Championships after finishing third in the under-17 category. The following year, she reached the quarterfinals at the Hong Kong Junior Open and represented Macau at the World Junior Championships in Chennai India. In 2019, she was selected to represent Macau at the World Junior Championships in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

She currently plays for the women’s squash team at Yale University in the US.

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