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Squash - 27. July 2007.

Bailey Upsets Second Seeds In KL

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RESULTS: CIMB Malaysian Open Squash Championships, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Women's 1st round:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt Tricia Chuah (MAS) 9-2, 9-1, 9-5 (19m)
[6] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt [Q] Sharon Wee (MAS) 9-6, 9-0, 9-2 (15m)
[3] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt [Q] Engy Kheirallah (EGY) 6-9, 9-0, 9-6, 9-3 (45m)
[5] Vicky Botwright (ENG) bt [Q] Lim Yoke Wah (MAS) 9-2, 9-2, 9-5 (18m)
[Q] Kasey Brown (AUS) bt [7] Madeline Perry (IRL) 8-10, 8-10, 9-0, 9-5, 9-7 (87m)
[4] Tania Bailey (ENG) bt Rebecca Chiu (HKG) 9-2, 9-1, 9-7 (28m)
[8] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt Shelley Kitchen (NZL) 9-3, 9-3, 9-3 (34m)
[2] Natalie Grinham (AUS) bt Alison Waters (ENG) 9-6, 9-0, 9-1 (22m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [6] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) 9-4, 9-3, 9-0 (27m)
[3] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt [5] Vicky Botwright (ENG) 9-2, 9-1, 9-0 (27m)
[4] Tania Bailey (ENG) bt [Q] Kasey Brown (AUS) 9-4, 9-7, 9-5 (50m)
[2] Natalie Grinham (AUS) bt [8] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) 9-1, 9-10, 4-9, 10-8, 9-4 (82m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [3] Rachael Grinham (AUS) 0-9, 9-2, 9-5, 4-9, 9-4 (72m)
[4] Tania Bailey (ENG) bt [2] Natalie Grinham (AUS) 9-2, 9-4, 9-0 (28m)


England's Tania Bailey secured a surprise place in the final of the CIMB Malaysian Open Squash Championships after notable upsets in today's (Friday) semi-finals in Kuala Lumpur.



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Since winning a historic three Commonwealth Games gold medals in her home country last year, Grinham has become one of the most in-form players on the WISPA Tour - reaching nine Tour finals and defeating nemesis Nicol David in April's Seoul Open final to win her 11th crown.
But today belonged to Bailey - who scored one of the biggest scalps of her recent career by crushing the younger Grinham sister 9-2, 9-4, 9-0 in just 28 minutes.


The other semi-final nearly produced an even bigger upset when Rachael Grinham - the senior of the Toowoomba twosome - extended Malaysian star Nicol David to five games. David, the world number one going for a hat-trick of successive Malaysian Open titles, failed to score a singe point in the opening game.


But the country's most successful international sportswoman lifted her game to see off the Aussie challenge - beating third seed G

-5, 4-9, 9-4 in 72 minutes.
Issued on behalf of: PSA/WISPA
For further information: Howard Harding
Tel: (44) 1737-243333 or (mobile) (44) 7773-325130
WSQ 3985 Email: HowHard@aol.com 27 July 2007
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