8 Mar 2009

Grainger brings David's marathon run to end

1:30 pm on 8 March 2009

The world women' squash number one Nicol David's marathon 17-month, 56-match winning run has ended in the final of the Kuala Lumpur Open.

David lost 11-8 10-12 11-7 5-11 11-6 to the American fourth seed Natalie Grainger, who hadn't beaten the Malaysian in more than five years.

It's David's first defeat since in the World Open in Madrid in October 2007 and since then she has won 12 titles in succession.