23 Jul 2008

Crome wins epic to face world champ in Malaysia

8:33 am on 23 July 2008

The New Zealand squash player Louise Crome survived the longest qualifying battle to reach the women's main draw of the CIMB Malaysian Open.

Crome disappointing home hopes by beating Malaysia's Sharon Wee 11-9, 11-5, 2-11, 9-11, 11-5 in 40 minutes.

The 30-year-old Aucklander reward for qualification is a date with the world champion Rachael Grinham, the third seed from Australia.