David takes on Perry in Doha final!

Nicol David (MAS) beat Rachael Grinham (AUS) 11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 11-8 in the semi-finals of the Qatar Classic 2011 (photo: SquashSite)

Malaysian Qatar Classic title-holder Nicol David (pic le) secured her chances to retain the Doha crown by holding off Rachael Grinham’s (pic ri) attacks to take a 4 games victory (11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 11-8) in 51 minutes. David will meet Irishwoman Madeline Perry, who ended the run of Egypt’s teenager Nour El Tayeb in a thought 3 games encounter (11-9, 19-17-11-9) which could have gone the other way very easily. The Malaysian World No1 leads 16 to one in the overall head-to-heads, which gives her the favorite role in the final.