Teh Min Jie (Mas)
11/6, 6/11, 14/12, 11/6 (49m)  Christine Nunn (Aus)
11/6, 11/5, 5/11, 11/6 (29m) Delia Arnold
[Q] Andrea Lee (Mas)
11/5, 11/6, 11/5 (19m)  Delia Arnold (Mas)
RESULTS: Women's IJM Land Penang Open, Penang,
Delia Deals Grinham Out In Penang
a case of seventh time lucky for second-seeded Malaysian Delia Arnold
today when she beat Australian Rachael Grinham on home soil in
the final of the Women's IJM Land Penang Open - in her first win
over the former one after six successive Tour defeats.
Favourite Grinham, currently ranked 13 in the world, arrived in
Penang fresh from title success in the Caboolture Open in her
home land - and had a relatively trouble-free passage through to the
final of the WSA Tour 10 squash event at the Nicol David
International Squash Centre.
37-year-old Queenslander was celebrating her 69th Tour final - while
28-year-old Arnold, from Selangor and ranked 18 places lower than
Grinham, was marking her 14th final.
surprise outcome took 52 minutes, with Arnold KL-born Arnold
(pictured above in action with Grinham) despatching former world
champion Grinham 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8 to claim the eighth title of her
career - and her first for well over two years.
played with Rachael many time and I've never won before," said the
delighted new champion. "I'm very happy and overwhelmed to win today!"
disconsolate Grinham added: "I feel a bit disappointed because I lost in
the final last year, and this year as well. I always love to come to
Penang for this event, even though I am tight after all the tournaments
I've played recently.