Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating

ARCHIVE NEWS

If it is not your content, try to search here:
Squash - 10. April 2007.

Top seeds through in Kuwait

Top seeds through in Kuwait

RESULTS: Sheikha Al Saad Kuwait Squash Open, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

Women's quarter-finals:

[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [7] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) 10-8, 7-9, 9-6, 9-0 (51m)

[6] Natalie Grainger (USA) bt [4] Tania Bailey (ENG) 9-1, 7-9, 9-4, 9-0 (46m)

[5] Vicky Botwright (ENG) bt [Q] Shelley Kitchen (NZL) 9-4, 9-1, 5-9, 4-9, 9-6 (65m)

[2] Natalie Grinham (AUS) bt Jenny Duncalf (ENG) 9-5, 9-0, 9-1 (30m)

In the women's WISPA Gold tournament, sixth seed Natalie Grainger celebrated her first appearance in a WISPA Grand Prix event as a US citizen by upsetting England's No4 seed Tania Bailey 9-1, 7-9, 9-4, 9-0.

 

"I came out well, and felt good at the end, just had a sticky patch in the middle," was how the 29-year-old summed up the victory which takes the US National champion into a semi-final against top seed Nicol David.

 

The world number one from Malaysia relived her long-time junior rivalry with Omneya Abdel Kawy when she beat the seventh seed from Cairo 10-8, 7-9, 9-6, 9-0.

 

"I could only find my rhythm in patches in the first two games, and she was playing well," said Nicol David later.

 

"I'm pleased that I found the way in the end - I kept telling myself that whatever it is the game's not over until it's over, I always seem to find my best game when I'm down," explained the 23-year-old from Penang who is now well into her second year without a defeat to her name!

 

The other semi-final will pitch Australia's No2 seed Natalie Grinham against England's fifth seed Vicky Botwright. Grinham despatched England's unseeded Jenny Duncalf 9-5, 9-0, 9-1, while Botwright ended the giant-killing run of Shelley Kitchen, beating the Kiwi qualifier 9-4, 9-1, -9, 4-9, 9-6 in 65 minutes.

Women's semi-final line-up:

[1] Nicol David (MAS) v [6] Natalie Grainger (USA)

[2] Natalie Grinham (AUS) v [5] Vicky Botwright (ENG)

 

For more information, please visit the following websites:

www.sheikhasquash.com/ or www.squashsite.org.uk/kuwait/

 

Issued on behalf of: PSA/WISPA

For further information: Howard Harding

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

WSQ 3800 Email: HowHard@aol.com 10 April 2007
Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
UP
Have you read it?
Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg repeats in Davos
American Yin wins Omega Dubai Ladies Classic in riveting finish
Please follow us