Massaro downs Perry to reach Cleveland final!

A second upset in 24 hours in the Cleveland Classic has taken England’s Laura Massaro (pic) into the biggest Tour final of her career in Cleveland in the US state of Ohio. The eighth seed made her breakthrough in the quarter-finals where she despatched world No2 Jenny Duncalf in straight games in the first win over her England team-mate in almost five years. In the semi-finals, Massaro faced Madeline Perry, the No4 seed from Ireland who won their two most recent encounters in 2010.The 27-year-old English woman reclaimed the upper hand to forge an 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5 victory after 52 minutes. Massaro will now face firm favourite Nicol David, the world No.1 from Malaysia playing in her first Tour event of the New Year after completing 2010 unbeaten. David overpowered Asian rival Annie Au, a qualifier from Hong Kong, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 in 28 minutes.