KUALA LUMPUR: National player S Sivasangari pulled off a major upset by defeating world No 13 Alison Waters en route to the US Open Squash Championships third round on Sunday.
The world No 48, who has two titles already this season, stunned the 10th seed 11-5, 4-11, 11-7, 11-9 win in the second round match at Daskalakis Athletic Centre in Drexel University in Philadelphia.
The 20-year-old however, is set to face another daunting task against world No 7 Englishwoman Sarah-Jane Perry in the third round late Monday.
Earlier, another Malaysian, Low Wee Wern, crashed out of the US$185,500 World Tour Platinum tournament after losing 11-5, 11-7, 11-2 to 13th seed Salma Hany of Egypt.
Malaysia did not send any player to the men’s tournament.