Qatar Squash Classic, Doha, Qatar
Women's 2nd round:
 Nicol David (MAS) bt Annelize Naude (NED) 9-3, 9-0, 9-3 (28m)
 Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt  Laura-Jane Lengthorn (ENG) 10-8, 8-10, 5-9, 9-6, 9-3 (84m)
 Tania Bailey (ENG) bt  Shelley Kitchen (NZL) 9-3, 9-7, 2-9, 9-3 (53m)
 Vicky Botwright (ENG) bt  Jenny Duncalf (ENG) 9-0, 9-4, 9-2 (33m)
 Natalie Grainger (USA) bt  Engy Kheirallah (EGY) 9-4, 9-6, 9-2 (34m)
 Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt  Kasey Brown (AUS) 9-2, 9-3, 9-0 (26m)
 Vanessa Atkinson (NED) bt  Madeline Perry (IRL) 9-2, 9-3, 9-5 (40m)
 Natalie Grinham (AUS) bt  Alison Waters (ENG) 4-9, 9-5, 9-4, 9-0 (46m)
All top eight seeds progressed through to the quarter-finals of the women's WISPA World Tour Gold event - though not without incident: For only the third time this year in a winning match, Australia's Natalie Grinham dropped a game in her second round clash with England's Alison Waters.
However, the 29-year-old second seed from Queensland, finalist in her last six events, recovered from the first game loss to beat 11th seed Waters 4-9, 9-5, 9-4, 9-0 in 46 minutes.
Grinham goes on to face eighth seed Vanessa Atkinson, the former world champion from the Netherlands who beat Ireland's No9 seed Madeline Perry 9-2, 9-3, 9-5.
Interestingly, the women's event produced the longest match of the day for the second time in 24 hours: Omneya Abdel Kawy battled for 84 minutes before finally overcoming England's 10th seed Laura-Jane Lengthorn 10-8, 8-10, 5-9, 9-6, 9-3.
The eighth seed from Egypt now resumes her career-long rivalry with Malaysia's Nicol David. On course for her tenth successive international title success, the top seed and world number one from Penang beat Annelize Naude, from the Netherlands, 9-3, 9-0, 9-3.
Women's quarter-final line-up:
 Nicol David (MAS) v  Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY)
 Tania Bailey (ENG) v  Vicky Botwright (ENG)
 Rachael Grinham (AUS) v  Natalie Grainger (USA)
 Natalie Grinham (AUS) v  Vanessa Atkinson (NED)
Issued on behalf of: PSA/WISPA
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