Finals in the afternoon, World #1 Nicol David vs Natalie Grinham!
Admission is free, Kenneth & I skipped lunch just to get there early to chop seats!
(Mao @ CIMB Women's Squash Masters 2007)
Mao failed to turn up...
For the benefit of those who weren't following the tournament, matches are played best of 5, American scoring system.
First set was a close fight, which we saw some amazing rallies (and a lot of Lets). The Malaysian marginally took it by 11-9.
Despite the Grinham's effort in opening a comfortable 6 point gap with an 8-2 advantage early in the second set, Nicol David proved why she's the World No.1 by winning a 9 point streak finishing the game @ 11-8!!
Natalie was determined to put up a fight despite losing 2-0. Nicol seemed fresh & energetic, running to volley every possible shot. On the other hand, the Dutch was showing obvious signs of fatigue, her attempt to slow the game down by constantly lobbing the ball to the back court proved futile & finally lost the final set at 11-9.
Runner-Up: Natalie Grinham (NED)
MaoMao.JustDied.com would like to congratulate Nicol David of Malaysia for winning the CIMB Singapore Women's Squash Masters 2009!!!