Top seeds David and Massaro in ToC final!

"I had to put the pressure on with good depth. I found the front corners of the court today as well. After two rounds of play on the glass court, I always see the ball better", Nicol David said (pic: Steve Line).

The top 2 seeds will contest the final of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions after Malaysian favourite Nicol David (front) and England’s World No2 Laura Massaro survived testing women’s semi-finals in the iconic Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal in New York, where 4 of the 5 top-ranking WSA players battled for the privilege of competing for the coveted ToC title.

Laura Massaro had the upper hand over 5th seed Camille Serme, beating the French No1 in 4 games 11-5, 3-11, 11-6, 11-9.

In the 2nd women’s semi-final, world No1 Nicol David defeated Alison Waters, the 4th seed from England, in 3 hard-fought and closely-contested games. “It was pretty close all the way,” said David after the 11-8, 11-8, 12-10 victory which takes the 30-year-old from Penang into her seventh WSA World Tour final in a row – and the 91st of her career.

Today’s finals (head to head overall):
[1] Nicol David (MAS) v [2] Laura Massaro (ENG) – (21:5)