To understand why Nicol David, her squash powers fading with each passing year, continues to persist, a clue arrived last Friday night on the Gold Coast.
While her compatriot Sivasangari Subramaniam was facing second seed Kiwi Joelle King on the adjacent glass showcourt at the Oxenford Studios, the Malaysian former world No. 1 was stuck in a tough 20-minute opening game against Samantha Cornett.
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