TEXAS OPEN 2011
Rachael Grinham Triumphs In Texas
12-17 Apr, Dallas, Texas, $40k
 Rachael Grinham (Aus)
111/5, 11/3, 11/6
[Q] Sinal Wall (Ger)
11/3, 11/3, 11/5
13-11, 11-5, 11-7
11-5, 10-12, 12-10, 11-7
 Amanda Sobhy (Usa)
10/12, 11/7, 11/6, 6/11, 11/8
Natalie Grinham (Ned)
 Low Wee Wern (Mas)
11/5, 11/3, 7/11, 11/9
Isabelle Stoehr (Fra)
Low Wee Wern
11/7, 11/5, 2/11, 11/9
 Sarah Kippax (Eng)
11/7, 7/11, 11/1, 11/9
Latasha Khan (Usa)
Joey Chan (Hkg)
11/8, 11/3, 3/11, 9/11, 11/8
 Delia Arnold (Mas)
11/5, 11/8, 11/8
5-11, 6-11, 11-7,
[Q] Olivia Blatchford (Usa)
11/5, 11/3, 11/7
 Joelle King (Nzl)
[Q] Misaki Kobayashi (Jpn)
8/11, 11/4, 11/6, 11/6
 Samantha Teran (Mex)
11/8, 11/7, 9/11, 12/10
[Q] Nicolette Fernandes (Guy)
11/3, 11/7, 11/4
 Kasey Brown (Aus)
Grinham Triumphs In Texas
Rachael Grinham triumphed in the final of the Women's Texas Open to
win the WISPA World Tour Silver 30 squash event at Downtown YMCA
in Dallas for the second time since 2004.
It was after
beating her younger sister Natalie Grinham in the quarter-finals that
Rachael went on to meet second seed Kasey Brown in the first
all-Australian final in the event's ten-year history.
had prevailed in five-game semi-finals - and in both cases had to recover from
But it was
Grinham, the former world number one and world champion from Queensland, who
came out stronger in the climax. The 34-year-old world No4 maintained her career
unbeaten run against Brown, beating the world No6 from New South Wales 11-5,
10-12, 12-10, 11-7.
Open is one of our favourite tournaments and we really enjoy the hospitality
that we experience while here, every time," said Grinham after her seventh Texas
Open appearance since the inaugural championship in 2002.
The win marks
Grinham's first WISPA Tour title of the year - but the 31st of her career.
Brown In All-Australian Texas Title Bid
edition of the Women's Texas Open will climax in its first all-Australian
final after top seed Rachael Grinham and second seed Kasey Brown
survived dramatic five-game semis in the WISPA World Tour Silver 30
squash event at Downtown YMCA in Dallas.
former world number one and world champion from Queensland, had to fight back
from two games down - and survive a tie-break in the third game - to overcome
Sarah Kippax, the No7 seed from England who reached the last four after
upsetting third seed Low Wee Wern.
34-year-old world No4 regained the upper hand to close out the match to win
9-11, 9-11, 13-11, 11-5, 11-7 - and reach the 59th Tour final of her career.
Brown's match followed a similar pattern: the world No6 from New South Wales
recovered from the loss of the first two games to fourth seed Joelle King
to beat the defending champion from New Zealand 5-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-4, 12-10.
victory takes the 25-year-old into her 21st WISPA final.
The final will
mark the pair's sixth Tour meeting since April 2007 - with underdog Brown
seeking her first win.
Out Wee Wern In Dallas
captured an unexpected place in the semi-finals of the Women's Texas Open
after ousting third seed Low Wee Wern in the WISPA World Tour Silver
30 squash event at Downtown YMCA in Dallas.
seventh-seeded English woman stormed to an 11-7, 11-5, 2-11, 11-9 victory over
Wee Wern, the world No13 from Malaysia.
18 in the world, will now face top seed Rachael Grinham after the
Australian defeated her younger sister Natalie Grinham 11-3, 11-3, 11-5.
Natalie, the former world No2, is making her tour comeback after the birth of
her first child last year.
There will be
Australian interest in the other semi-final where second seed Kasey Brown
takes on fourth-seeded New Zealander Joelle King, the title-holder.
world No6 from New South Wales, survived a close four-game clash with
Samantha Teran, beating the fifth seed from Mexico 11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 12-10.
Kiwi King took
just three games to overcome Hong Kong's Joey Chan 11-5, 11-8, 11-8.
Up Grinhams Clash
Australian-born sisters Rachael Grinham and Natalie Grinham will
meet for the first time since contesting the World Open semi-finals in
September 2009 when they line-up in the quarter-finals of the Women's Texas
Open, the WISPA World Tour Silver 30 squash event at Downtown YMCA
younger of the pair who is making her Tour comeback after the birth of her first
child last year, battled to a five-game first round upset over sixth-seeded US
teenager Amanda Sobhy, winning 10-12, 11-7, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8.
top seed Rachael Grinham, winner of the title in 2004, needed only three
games to see off German qualifier Sina Wall 11-5, 11-3, 11-6.
34-year-old world No4 from Queensland will be hoping to avenge her defeat by
Natalie in Amsterdam 19 months ago when the Toowoomba twosome meet in Dallas for
the 24th time since August 2000.
Joey Chan also pulled off a five-game upset when she beat Malaysia's eighth
seed Delia Arnold 11-8, 11-3, 3-11, 9-11, 11-8.
22-year-old world No23, will now take on fourth seed Joelle King, the
defending champion from New Zealand who removed US qualifier Olivia
Blatchford 11-5, 11-3, 11-7.