NICOL DAVID WINS CIMB MALAYSIAN OPEN

It was a popular home win in the CIMB Malaysian when Malaysian  Nicol David clinched the women's title after defeating Australia’s Natalie Grinham 11-1 11-4 11-6 in the major Tour squash event at the Curve Complex in Kuala Lumpur.

No stranger to Squash history-making, Nicol David added a further entry to the records by becoming the first winner of a WISPA World Tour title to be decided by the international player body's new 'Pro-Scoring' system. 

The victory, in her sixth successive appearance in the final, marked David's fourth Malaysian Open title in a row.  The win also notched up David's 30th consecutive match success on the Tour.

Semi-finals:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [3] Rachael Grinham (AUS) 11-3, 7-11, 11-1, 11-6
[2] Natalie Grinham (NED) bt [4] Tania Bailey (ENG) 11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5

Quarter-finals:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [7] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) 11-9, 11-8, 8-11, 11-4
[3] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt [8] Laura Lengthorn-Massaro (ENG) 12-10, 11-13, 12-10, 11-3
[4] Tania Bailey (ENG) bt [6] Shelley Kitchen (NZL) 11-7, 11-8, 11-4
[2] Natalie Grinham (NED) bt [5] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) 11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-6

1st round:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt Rebecca Chiu (HKG) 11-5, 11-5, 13-11
[7] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt [Q] Raneem El Weleily (EGY) 11-6, 10-12, 13-11, 11-5
[3] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt [Q] Louise Crome (NZL) 11-3, 9-11, 11-4, 11-4
[8] Laura Lengthorn-Massaro (ENG) bt [Q] Madeline Perry (IRL) 11-4, 11-7, 13-11
[6] Shelley Kitchen (NZL) bt Kasey Brown (AUS) 11-7, 14-12, 8-11, 11-6
[4] Tania Bailey (ENG) bt Alison Waters (ENG) 12-14, 11-8, 6-11, 11-4, 11-2
[5] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt Delia Arnold (MAS) 11-3, 11-3, 11-4
[2] Natalie Grinham (NED) bt [Q] Lauren Briggs (ENG) 11-2, 11-5, 11-2

Qualifying finals:
Madeline Perry (IRL) bt Orla Noom (NED) 11-5, 11-4, 11-5
Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt Annelize Naude (NED) 11-6, 11-5, 12-10
Raneem El Weleily (EGY) bt Line Hansen (DEN) 5-11, 11-3, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6
Louise Crome (NZL) bt Sharon Wee (MAS) 11-9, 11-5, 2-11, 9-11, 11-5

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CIMB Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Final:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [2] Natalie Grinham (NED) 11-1, 11-4, 11-6

It was a popular home win in the CIMB Malaysian when Malaysian Nicol David clinched the women's title after defeating Australia’s Natalie Grinham 11-1 11-4 11-6 in the major Tour squash event at the Curve Complex in Kuala Lumpur.