Thursday, 16 October 2008

Botwright dethrones Grinham

Vicky Botwright at an earlier tournamentManchester squash star Vicky Botwright pulled off a sensational upset yesterday when she beat defending champion Rachael Grinham in the second round of the women's event in the Hi-Tec World Open Squash Championships in Manchester ...

Also: Botwright v R. Grinham - head-to-head

It was only Botwright's third win over the elder of the Grinham sisters, in what could have been her last match at a World Open.

Botwright previously beat Grinham in the quarter final of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Open 2007, and she'll finish her professional career in singles squash with a 50% win record against the Aussie - a statistic that many of her top ten colleagues would envy against the World and British Open champion.

The 31-year-old former world No5 recently announced her decision to retire at the World Championships after accepting the role as Head Coach at the prestigious National Squash Centre.

She now faces England team mate Alison Waters in her quarter final.

Botwright v R. Grinham head-to-head

WORLD OPEN 2008
Vicky Botwright bt. Rachael Grinham 3 - 1 ( 5 - 11, 13 - 11, 11 - 8, 11 - 8 )

CATHAY PACIFIC HONG KONG OPEN 2007

Vicky Botwright bt. Rachael Grinham 3 - 1 ( 5 - 9 , 9 - 6 , 10 - 9 , 9 - 4 )

QATAR CLASSIC 2007
Rachael Grinham bt. Vicky Botwright 3 - 1 ( 1 - 9 , 9 - 5 , 9 - 3 , 9 - 5 )

CIMB MALAYSIAN OPEN 2007
Rachael Grinham bt. Vicky Botwright 3 - 0 ( 9 - 2 , 9 - 1 , 9 - 0 )

CIMB MALAYSIAN WOMEN'S OPEN 2006
Rachael Grinham bt. Vicky Botwright 3 - 1 ( 9 - 3 , 9 - 3 , 3 - 9 , 10 - 9 )

QATAR CLASSIC 2005
Vicky Botwright bt. Rachael Grinham 3 - 2 ( 9 - 7 , 1 - 9 , 0 - 9 , 9 - 5 , 9 - 0 )

Hi-Tec World Open Squash Championships

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