Manetta topples top seed Grinham!

Italian Manuela Manetta (pic) scored the best win of her career when she dismissed Dutch top seed Natalie Grinham in the 1st round of the Metro Squash Women’s US Open. The straight games upset (11-6, 11-9, 11-8) takes the 27-year-old from Parma to an unexpected place in the quarter-finals of the $36,500 WISPA event in Chicago. Grinham is on a Tour comeback trail after giving birth to her first child in May. All the other top seeds reached the quarters, the line-up: Manuela Manetta (ITA) v [6] Latasha Khan (USA), [4] Aisling Blake (IRL) v [8] Amanda Sobhy (USA), [3] Isabelle Stoehr (FRA) v [5] Line Hansen (DEN), [2] Vanessa Atkinson (NED) v [7] Emma Beddoes (ENG).