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"David claims Bicentenario Crown"
24th Oct 2010:

The evenings entertainment opened with a doubles exhibition that was won by the Rest of the World (Raneem El Weleily & Samatha Teran), who beat Europe (Jenny Duncalf & Madeline Perry) 15/13.

However, the crowd had come to see if Nicol David could maintained her 100% record in 2010 and they were not disappointed. Grinham started brightly enough showing few ill effects from her 5-set win over Kasey Brown the previous evening, however, it was David who got to game ball first leading 10-7.

Grinham tightened up and squeezed a couple of errors from Davd to level at 10-10 but it was the World no.1 who drew first blood taking the game 12/10. From 4/4 in the second the result was never in doubt as David raced away with the game without dropping another point and turned the screw in the third take the game and the title.

"As with the semi-final it was important to win the first game as i know how dangerous Rachael can be," said David. "I just had to keep getting her shots back. It has been great to have so many Mexican fans here, and wanted to thank everyone that has been involved in the event as it is fantastic, the setting, the crowds and everything.

"I have been talking to Samantha about getting an event here and now she has made it happen. I played an exhibition with here 2 years ago and I could see the enthusiasm then, so i knew it would be a fun event for all the girls."

Grinham wasn't too downbeat: "It's nice to get to a final again, and I am motivated at the moment and want to keep enjoying my squash so hopefully there will be some more.

"Nicol has proved she is the best in te World so all you can do is to try and make her work as hard as possible to beat you."