Sep 28, 2009


Malaysia's squash queen and world number one Datuk Nicol Ann David sealed her fourth successive Women's World Open title after defeating host nation's favourite, Natalie Grinham.Natalie, the second-seeded from Australia, changed her nationality in 2008 after being based in Amsterdam for several years and married to former Dutch number one, Tommy Berden.

According to the tournament's official website,, Nicol was down to Natalie 3-11 in the first set in today's final which was held at the glass court of the Frans Otten Stadion in Amsterdam.

However, Nicol regained her winning stroke in the remaining sets and sealed the game with 11-6, 11-3 and 11-8.It was their second meet at the world open. In 2006 when the championship was held in Belfast, Ireland, Nicol survived a 98-minute marathon final against Natalie.-- BERNAMA

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