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Squash - 02. September 2007.

David pulls out top form to enter Dutch Final

RESULTS: Forexx Dutch Open Squash Championships, Amsterdam, Netherlands


 

 

Women's semi-finals:

[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [4] Natalie Grainger (USA) 9-2, 9-4, 9-2 (32m)

[3] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt [2] Natalie Grinham (AUS) 9-4, 6-9, 9-6, 9-2 (72m)

 


 

After being stretched to four games by Irish opponent Madeline Perry in the quarter-finals, Nicol David was in devastating form in the semi-finals - crushing fourth seed Natalie Grainger, the in-form USA champion who won the Pan American Games gold medal in July, 9-2, 9-4, 9-2 in 32 minutes.

The 24-year-old Malaysian superstar from Penang is now in the 35th WISPA World Tour final of her brief career - but it is also her 16th in a row since winning the World Open in Hong Kong in December 2005!

By contrast, it took David's opponent 72 minutes to reach the climax. It was the Grinham sisters' 15th international meeting since February 2001, but this time it was the older sibling Rachael who prevailed - for the first time for more than a year - when she upset Amsterdam-based second seed Natalie Grinham 9-4, 6-9, 9-6, 9-2 after a hard-fought 72-minute encounter.

Rachael, the Cairo-based former world number one from Queensland, will be making her 41st Tour final appearance - and looking to end a 13-match losing sequence to Nicol David since the pair met in the Qatar Airways Challenge in April 2005.

- ENDS –

Issued on behalf of: PSA/WISPA

For further information: Howard Harding

Tel: (44) 1737-243333 or (mobile) (44) 7773-325130

WSQ 4056 Email: HowHard@aol.com 2 September 2007

, the in-form USA champion who won the Pan American Games gold medal in July, 9-2, 9-4, 9-2 in 32 minutes.

The 24-year-old Malaysian superstar from Penang is now in the 35th WISPA World Tour final of her brief career - but it is also her 16th in a row since winning the World Open in Hong Kong in December 2005!

By contrast, it took David's opponent 72 minutes to reach the climax. It was the Grinham sisters' 15th international meeting since February 2001, but this time it was the older sibling Rachael who prevailed - for the first time for more than a year - when she upset Amsterdam-based second seed Natalie Grinham 9-4, 6-9, 9-6, 9-2 after a hard-fought 72-minute encounter.

Rachael, the Cairo-based former world number one from Queensland, will be making her 41st Tour final appearance - and looking to end a 13-match losing sequence to Nicol David since the pair met in the Qatar Airways Challenge in April 2005.

- ENDS –

Issued on behalf of: PSA/WISPA

For further information: Howard Harding

Tel: (44) 1737-243333 or (mobile) (44) 7773-325130

WSQ 4056 Email: HowHard@aol.com 2 September 2007

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