David and Massaro in Cleveland final!

Nicol David (MAS) beat Madeline Perry (IRL) 11-3, 11-4, 11-6 in the semi-finals of the Cleveland Classic 2012 to reach the finals for the 2nd time (photo: WSA)

Nicol David will face Laura Massaro in the Cleveland Classic final, to try and win one of the few titles that eluded her in 2011. At the semi finals, US home-hope Amanda Sobhy’s title challenge came to an end as Englishwoman and last year’s winner Laura Massaro beat the 18-year-old teenager 11-9, 11-5, 11-6 to reach her 18th WSA tour final.

In the 2nd semi last year’s runner-up Malaysian world champion Nicol David (pic ri) overcame Ireland’s Madeline Perry (pic le) in straight games 11-3, 11-4, 11-6. The final will be a hotly contested affair, with Massaro looking to retain her title and David looking for revenge of last year’s defeat.