In the first Tour victory over her England team-mate for almost five years, Laura Massaro (pic) upset world No2 Jenny Duncalf in straight games (12-10, 11-4, 11-2) in the Cleveland Classic to claim an unexpected place in the semi- in the US state of Ohio. Massaro will now face Ireland’s No4 seed Madeline Perry who battled to a four-game victory (11-6, 12-10, 10-12, 11-9) over Dutch number one Natalie Grinham. After producing the upset of the tournament by defeating Australian Kasey Brown in the opening round, 17-year-old American Amanda Sobhy lost to top seed Nicol David, the world No.1 after 25 minutes. David’s 11-9, 11-5, 11-6 victory takes her on to a semi-final clash with Asian rival Annie Au, the 21-year-old from Hong Kong who beat fellow qualifier Sarah Kippax, from England, 13-11, 11-9, 12-10.
Massaro downs Duncalf in Cleveland!