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Squash - 11. November 2007.

Botwright Beats World Champion Grinham In Hong Kong


RESULTS: Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Open Squash Championships, Hong Kong


Women's quarter-finals:

[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [11] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) 9-3, 9-2, 9-2 (24m)

[6] Vicky Botwright (ENG) bt [3] Rachael Grinham (AUS) 5-9, 9-6, 10-9, 9-4 (58m)

[5] Natalie Grainger (USA) bt [13] Alison Waters (ENG) 9-5, 9-6, 9-5 (32m)

[2] Natalie Grinham (AUS) bt [7] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) 9-0, 9-3, 9-2 (26m)

England's Vicky Botwright produced the best performance of her career in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Open Squash Championships to beat Australia's recently-crowned World Open champion Rachael Grinham to claim a place in the semi-finals of the $89,000 women's WISPA Platinum event in Hong Kong.

Botwright, the sixth seed from Manchester, fought back from a game down to defeat third seed Grinham, who is also the reigning British Open champion, 5-9, 9-6, 10-9, 9-4 in 58 minutes.

The England number three now faces top seed Nicol David, the defending champion from Malaysia who defeated Jenny Duncalf, the No11 seed from England, 9-3, 9-2, 9-2.

Women's semi-finals:

[1] Nicol David (MAS) v [6] Vicky Botwright (ENG)

[2] Natalie Grinham (AUS) v [5] Natalie Grainger (USA)


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