Nicol says winning her first British Open in 2005 is what gave her the confidence that she can be the best on tour and be world No 1.
The 20-year-old beats third seed Joey Chan in 38 minutes.
Nicol David is set to retire at the end of the season.
The squash queen launches her motivational campaign series POWER to help women battling insecurity.
While breakdancing, climbing, surfing and skateboarding are to make their appearance at the 2024 Paris Olympics, squash and karate will be left out in the cold.
Nicol David lost to Camille Serme of France in the third round, 11-9, 4-11, 4-11 and 5-11.
But Malaysia's squash queen will have to overcome young new talents who have burst onto the scene.
Minister says Nicol is an eight-time world champion and has contributed much to the nation.
The gold medallist will officially retire in June.
Aifa Azman and Ooi Kah Yan, who triumphed in 2015 and 2017, seals the title for Malaysia again.
Having won two medals at the Asian Games, Nicol David will enter the China Open with renewed confidence.
Malaysia scored an upset victory over India to enter the semifinals.
She edges out national junior player S Sivansangari in a five-set thriller.
She hopes to one day see squash included at the Olympics.
The world number 5 defeats Egypt's Hana Ramadan in the final today.
The Penang-born beat Japan's Satomi Watanabe 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 in only 30 minutes.
Low Wee Wern secured a place in the final 2018 Malaysian Squash Championship after eliminating S.Sivasangari in a straight-set win.
Another semifinals action will see first seeded from Egypt Omneya Abdel Kawy facing fourth-seeded Japan’s Satomi Watanabe.
The Terengganu-born easily whipped Penangite Ivan 9-11, 11-6, 13-11, 12-10 to face Leo Au of Hong Kong, who had beaten Angus Gilams of England, in the quarterfinals scheduled tomorrow.
The Kedahan was among those who helped Malaysia reach the semi-final of the World Junior Team Championships in 2015.
She wants to concentrate on her squash academy after that.
'I think it will probably be my last Commonwealth Games,' says Nicol, as she approaches the end of her glorious career.
National squash legend is knocked out in the first round of a World Series event for the first time since the 2002 Seattle Open.
Egypt has emerged as a powerhouse in world squash, with the majority of the world's top players hailing from the country.
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