for Forexx Dutch Open
World Champion Rachael Grinham has informed tournament
director Tommy Berden that she will compete in the Forexx Dutch
Open Squash 2008.
The confirmation of the 31-year old Australian's entry means
that the biggest Dutch professional squash event in years, which
combines a WISPA Gold tournament and a PSA three star
championship, is now assured of the presence of the three
highest ranked female players in the world.
Earlier this month the world’s number one and two, Nicol
David (Malaysia) and Rachael’s younger sister Natalie
Grinham (Netherlands), announced their participation in the
Forexx Dutch Open Squash 2008.
elder half of the ‘GrinhamSisters’ is enjoying a blistering
career in which she has won almost everything there is to be
won. The current world number three clinched the world junior
title at the age of sixteen and became one of the few women in
history to achieve an amazing ‘double’ when she beat sister
Natalie in last year’s historic Women’s World Open final in
Madrid to become World Champion.
Grinham boasts 27 tournament titles - out of 159 tournaments -
on the WISPA Tour circuit, including three British Open titles.
In 2004 and 2005 the Aussie also headed the World Rankings for
sixteen consecutive months. Rachael lost out to Nicol David in
the final of last year’s Forexx Dutch Open.
“It is clear that we are very upbeat about the news Rachael
brought us regarding the Forexx Dutch Open," said former PSA
player Tommy Berden on behalf of tournament organizers
"Not only is she the reigning World Champion, but she is without
doubt also one of the most attacking and spectacular players in
the international women’s game.
"Her participation is yet more great news for our event,”
With two more weeks to go before closing deadline world number
seven Nick Matthew and three-time Dutch champion
Laurens Jan Anjema are heading the men’s entry list for the
world class squash event in the Netherlands, which will take
place from September 02-07 in the Frans Otten Stadion in