Discover a Player: Siva Subramaniam

9 Things To Know About Malaysia’s Sivasangari

Malaysia’s number one female squash player Sivasangari Subramaniam created history by winning the premiere London Squash Classic. The 25-year-old athlete, who hails from Sungai Petani, Kedah, defeated World No. 2 Hania El Hammamy of Egypt with a score of 11-8 in the final.

Following her stellar performance, the Kedahan climbed to a career-high No. 13 in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Tour World rankings. She previously held the world ranking of No. 16.

With this historic win under her belt, here are nine things to know about the Malaysian athlete:

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1. She started playing squash at the age of eight

Sivasangari got her start playing squash with her older brother in Malaysia.Β She began competing in junior tournaments at eight years old and developed a strong relationship with the sport.

Before she found squash, Sivasangari dabbled in taekwondo, badminton, swimming, and many other sports.

2. She moved to the US in 2019

She received a full scholarship to attend Cornell University, an Ivy League School. She graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Science in Communications with High Honours in May 2023.