David and Duncalf in dream Cayman climax!

Nicol David and Jenny Duncalf (pic) will contest the dream Cayman Islands Open final – but the world’s top two players prevailed in highly contrasting semi-finals. Top seed Nicol David, the world No1 from Malaysia who is bidding to win the title for a 3rd successive year, ended the brave run of Donna Urquhart – despatching the Australian qualifier 11-6, 11-8, 11-5 in just 30 minutes. England’s world No2 Jenny Duncalf needed 76 minutes – and had to fight back from 1/2 down and save 3 match balls before overcoming long-time Australian rival Rachael Grinham (pic) 15-13, 10-12, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10. “It’s annoying getting so close and not winning”, said Grinham afterwards. The final will be David and Duncalf’s first meeting since last August when they contested the Hong Kong Open climax – but it will be the 26th of their careers. David leads the head-to-heads 23:2.