MANCHESTER (AFP) - Nicol David completed the double atonement she has been seeking for an entire year when she won back the World Open title and captured it for a third time here Sunday. The world number one from Malaysia endured a career crisis last year when she lost both the British and World Open titles and had set her heart on getting them back in 2008. Having regained the British five months ago in Liverpool, she now repeated the achievement at the tour's most important tournament, beating the surprise finalist from England, Vicky Botwright 5-11, 11-1, 11-6, 11-9. "I feel relief that I actually won it this time round. I learned so much from losing (the world title last year), when everyone was wondering what had happened. But Liz (Irving, her coach) knew what we had to do, and we did it. I've learnt so many new things," said the Asian star. "I feel all sorts of things. There are all mixed emotions because this world title is clearly a different feeling, coming after losing it. But emotionally I am still quite stunned."After losing the first game I had to start the match again, and do something different. And when she came back at me in the fourth game I had to hang in there. I'm so glad I was able to do that."It was not the best performance by David and it was the first time she had dropped a game all week. However, it was one which showed her immense determination, some extra variety in her game, and increasingly versatile mental qualities in the difficult moments.She was assaulted by an enterprising attack from the start by Botwright, who was playing in her last match before retirement and had the home crowd behind her, and looked for a while as though she were capable of a surprise.But from the second game onwards David not only found greater accuracy with her basic line and length, but scored well in the front court, especially with volley drops.She also found a way to win when Botwright came back dangerously in the fourth game to lead 8-7, when a decider - in which the home player's support would have become immense - seemed dangerously possible. David produced a winning drop shot to get to 9-8 and a drive-dropshot combination to get to match point, which she converted when the British referees correctly gave a penalty stroke to the overseas player when Botwright hit the ball back too close to herself. "Every shot she played, every drive she made, was so tight," said David, of her unseeded opponent. "I had to fight. But to win is such a great feeling. I'm so glad I've got it back after last year. Manchester is my lucky place, I guess. I was really pleased with my performance to hang in there."