Low Wee Wern is quickly following in the footsteps of world number one and
compatriot, Nicol David. In fact, Low Wee Wern’s break into the top twenty in
September 2010 came at a younger age then when David broke into the top twenty
back in 2003.
Wee Wern’s first title came in the NSC
Satellite No3 in 2008, whilst still taking advantage of her eligibility for
international junior events. Shortly
afterwards she won the All Star Junior U19 Championship, and the Asian Junior
U19 Championship, before doubling her WSA title tally NSC Satellite No4.
2009 saw even more successes at junior
level, whilst continuing her climb up the world’s top50 and finished the year
with back-to-back title wins with the NSC Series No4 and No5.
In 2010, an unseeded Wee Wern made it
to the Texas Open and Malaysian Open semi-finals, as well as reaching round one
as a qualifier in the Chennai Open, Caymen Islands Open and Malaysian Masters
events. She started 2011 23 places
higher up the WSA world rankings than she had been a year previously, and
continued to hold her own at No13 in the world.
A mixed 2012 saw excellent results as
runner-up in the Des Pyramides Open, as well a semi-final appearance in the
Matamata Open, which saw her climb to No.10 in the September rankings. Her personal ranking high was then broken
again as the Malaysian claimed her biggest title to date by winning the China
Open as 6th seed, and finished the year at No.7 in the world.
A bright start to 2013 saw Wee Wern
claim a number of impressive wins to reach the final of the Greenwich Open in
January, before playing to her seeding in February’s Cleveland Classic. This
saw Wee Wern reach a career high of number six the same month. Things didn’t fair
quite so well with a second round loss at the CIMB KL Open to Madeline Perry
and a first round exit at the Allam British Open to unseeded Sarah-Jane Perry.
Low upset El Welily in October to reach the semi final of the US Open but
finished the year with a first round exit from the Hong Kong Open.
January 2014 and Wee Wern reached the
final of the Greenwich Open before losing an epic match to Joelle King. She has
been consistent in her other tournaments, reaching five quarter finals
including the British Open and World Championship at home in Penang where she held match points
against Laura Massaro to reach the semi-finals.