On Friday, 29 July 2022 India’s Anahat Singh made headlines after her winning start at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2020 in Women’s singles Squash. She is the youngest member of the Indian contingent in this year’s event among a total of 215 members. However, she managed to defeat Jada Ross of St Vincent and the Grenadines 11-5, 11-2, 11-0 in the round of 64.
This 14-year-old girl displayed a dominating performance. Due to that, she managed to make an entry into the Round of 32. Now, she will face the Wales international Emily Whitlock in the next round. Meanwhile, Emily Whitlock is a former World No. 12 in the World Rankings of Squash.
Anahat Singh made a memorable debut at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022
Speaking of the match, this 14-year-old squash player looked absolutely relaxed throughout her debut match in this mega event. She maintained her composure and Jada Ross under five points in all three games. Especially, in the third game, she did not let Ross from picking up a single point.
Throughout the game, she improved gradually as she won the first game 11-5. Then, she won the second and third games by 11-2, and 11-0 respectively. This dominating performance from her just showed how professionally she dealt with her opponent in the first match. After the match, she expressed her joy for getting an opportunity to play in her first senior tournament. She said: “It’s really exciting and so much fun because I’m getting to play a lot of senior players and it’s my first senior tournament.
Anahat also added that she had nothing to lose. Therefore, she was not nervous and enjoyed the game fully. “It was my first senior tournament so I didn’t really know what to expect, but I got more confident as the match went on. I wasn’t really confident, but I had nothing to lose, so I wasn’t really nervous either. A lot of my family are here and they were all cheering really loudly.” Anahat Singh concluded.