RESULTS: Carol Weymuller Open, Brooklyn, NY, USA
 Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt  Kasey Brown (AUS) 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-6
 Laura Massaro (ENG) bt  Rachael Grinham (AUS) 6-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-4
Duncalf & Massaro Celebrate First All-English New York Final
Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro will contest the first all-English final of the Women’s Carol Weymuller Openafter surviving five-game semi-finals in the $42,450 WISPA World Tour squash event at Heights Casino in Brooklyn,New York.
Third seed Massaro was the first to earn a place in the final after upsetting Australia’s second seed Rachael Grinham. Down 1/8 in their career head-to-head tally, Massaro dropped the first two games – but battled back to beat the former world number one 6-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-4 to reach the established women’s Tour event final for the first time.
“I’m really pleased to be in the final,” said the world No8 from Preston, now in the 13th Tour final of her career, but her first this year.
“Rachael is such a dangerous player and in the first two games I felt I didn’t know what to do because she was playing so well. Then I just tried to dig in more physically and make the rallies longer and I felt that I got rewards from doing that.
“I’ll be trying to play as well as I can in the final – and it’s nice, as there is no pressure on me!”
Top seed Duncalf approached the other semi-final 4/1 up in her career meetings with Kasey Brown, but the fourth seed from Australia had gained her sole victory only last week in Mexico – fresh from a three-medal triumph in theCommonwealth Games in Delhi.
But Duncalf was ready this time. The 27-year-old world No2 from Harrogate took he first game, then dropped the next two before fighting back to record an impressive 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-6 victory.
Asked how she felt after her long match, Duncalf said: “Relief really! It was tough – Kasey has improved recently physically. She’s picking up a lot of balls and she’s always been good with the racket.
“I was pretty patchy at times, but I kept telling myself ‘keep pushing’,” added Duncalf, now in the 17th Tour final of her career
“I’m looking forward to playing in the final. One more match and it’s home time!”
The final will mark Duncalf and Massaro’s first competitive clash since partnering each other to Women’s Doubles silver medal success in the Commonwealth Games.