Natalie Grinham and Nicol David: The top two players on the WISPA Tour. Going into the inaugural Seoul Open Squash Championship, David had won 51-consecutive matches, including four successive finals over the Aussie. But the final on the glass court in front of a packed crowd in Seoul Plaza marked the end of the Malaysian’s dominance, as Grinham finally defeated David. And she did so convincingly: 9-4, 9-4, and yes, 9-0.
“I was more relaxed for a while when I went on court, not that I am sure why,” Grinham said. “When I was ahead, I knew that I had to keep focused, and I did that for a change. I always knew that I could win, just today everything came together well.”
And so the latest battle goes to Grinham, in what has become a war on court.