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Squash - 05. September 2007.

Stoehr Stuns Botwright In Dutch Open Marathon

RESULTS: Forexx Dutch Open Squash Championships, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Women's 1st round:

[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt Margriet Huisman (NED) 9-2, 9-3, 9-3 (40m)

[7] Madeline Perry (IRL) bt [Q] Aisling Blake (IRL) 9-7, 9-2, 9-7 (45m)

[4] Natalie Grainger (USA) bt Engy Kheirallah (EGY) 9-3, 9-1, 9-4 (31m)

[6] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt [Q] Latasha Khan (USA) 9-4, 9-7, 9-5 (30m)

[8] Vanessa Atkinson (NED) bt [Q] Annelize Naude (NED) 9-0, 9-4, 9-5 (29m)

[3] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt Jenny Duncalf(ENG) 9-4, 9-2, 9-7 (44m)

[Q] Isabelle Stoehr (FRA) bt [5] Vicky Botwright (ENG) 10-8, 0-9, 6-9, 9-7, 9-3 (98m)

[2] Natalie Grinham (AUS) bt Alison Waters (ENG) 9-1, 9-3, 3-9, 9-5 (43m)


Stoehr Stuns Botwright In Dutch Open Marathon


In a match which was both players' longest ever, French qualifier Isabelle Stoehr clinched a magnificent five-game upset over fifth seed Vicky Botwright in the women's first round of the Forexx Dutch Open Squash Championships at Frans Otten Stadion in the Netherlands capital city Amsterdam.

All eight seeds progressed through to the quarter-finals of the men's event - but two were stretched in matches lasting more than 80 minutes before overcoming qualifiers in the 2-star PSA Tour event.

Stoehr fought back from 2/1 down - losing the second game in a whitewash - before finally claiming her 10-8, 0-9, 6-9, 9-7, 9-3 victory over England's Botwright after 98 minutes.

The 28-year-old French national champion from Chambery now faces second seed Natalie Grinham, the Amsterdam-based two-times Dutch Open champion from Australia who was taken to four games before defeating England's Alison Waters 9-1, 9-3, 3-9, 9-5.

Dutch star Vanessa Atkinson, winner of the title in 2002, claimed the quickest win of the day, overcoming compatriot Annelize Naude 9-0, 9-4, 9-5 in just 29 minutes. The number eight seed from The Hague now faces Australia's Rachael Grinham, the No3 seed who beat England's Jenny Duncalf 9-4, 9-2, 9-7.

Women's quarter-final line-up:

[1] Nicol David (MAS) v [7] Madeline Perry (IRL)

[4] Natalie Grainger (USA) v [6] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY)

[3] Rachael Grinham (AUS) v [8] Vanessa Atkinson (NED)

[2] Natalie Grinham (AUS) v [Q] Isabelle Stoehr (FRA)


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