Celebrates Second Pyramides Success
Top seed Isabelle Stoehr stormed to victory in the Women's
Des Pyramides Open after beating second seed Jaclyn Hawkes
in the final of the $17,250 WISPA World Tour squash event at
Club des Pyramides in Le Port Marly to win the French title
for the second year in a row.
Stoehr's commanding 9-0, 9-5, 9-4 win in 39 minutes over Hawkes -
ranked one place higher in the world rankings - not only gives the
28-year-old from Montpellier her seventh Tour title, but also suggests
that the record 11-times French National champion should return to a
position above her vanquished New Zealand opponent in the March WISPA
Top Seeds To Contest Des Pyramides
top two seeds will contest the final of the Women's Des Pyramides
Open after favourite Isabelle Stoehr and second seed
Jaclyn Hawkes overcame their semi-final opponents in the $17,250
WISPA World Tour squash event at Club des Pyramides in
Le Port Marly, France.
battle between two recently-crowned national champions, it was Stoehr
- the French title-holder - who prevailed, beating Dutch star
Annelize Naude, the third seed, 6-9, 9-5, 9-3, 9-6 in 49 minutes.
Stoehr, the 28-year-old world No19 from Montpellier, is celebrating
her 13th appearance in a Tour final - and her sixth on home
Hawkes, a UK-based New Zealander from Auckland, despatched England's
fourth seed Dominique Lloyd-Walter 9-1, 9-4, 9-7 in 41 minutes
to earn her seventh WISPA final appearance.
only her second Tour meeting with Naude, Hawkes will be keen to claim
her first win - and endorse the rise above her Dutch opponent in the
February world rankings to 18.
Seeds Safely Through In Le Port Marly
top four seeds safely survived their quarter-final encounters in the
Women's Des Pyramides Open - but only favourite Isabelle
Stoehr had a straightforward victory in the $17,250 WISPA World
Tour squash event at Club des Pyramides in Le Port Marly,
reigning French national champion took only 21 minutes to despatch
sixth-seeded Malaysian Tricia Chuah 9-1, 9-0, 9-4. Stoehr will
now face the new Dutch champion Annelize Naude, the No3 seed
who needed four games to overcome Ireland's Laura Mylotte 9-4,
9-1, 7-9, 10-8.
Italian Manuela Manetta forced the longest match of the day.
The fifth seed extended Dominique Lloyd-Walter for 56 minutes
before the fourth seed from England finally prevailed 9-6, 10-9, 9-6.
Lloyd-Walter now meets Jaclyn Hawkes for a place in the final.
The second seed from New Zealand beat England's No7 seed Laura Hill
9-0, 3-9, 9-6, 9-4.
Stoehr Storms To Opening Pyramides Win
Title-holder Isabelle Stoehr took just 12 minutes to begin the
defence of her title in the Women's Des Pyramides Open, beating
French compatriot Celia Allamargot in the first round of the
$17,250 WISPA World Tour squash event at Club des Pyramides
in Le Port Marly, France.
Stoehr, who earlier this month won the French national title for a
record 11th time, despatched qualifier Allamargot 9-0, 9-0,
9-0 and will now face sixth-seeded Malaysian Tricia Chuah for a
place in the semi-finals.
Ireland's Laura Mylotte was taken the full distance by rising
Indian star Dipika Pallikal. Twice the 16-year-old from
Chennai fought back to draw level in the match before Mylotte, the
eighth seed from Galway, finally clinched her 9-4, 7-9, 9-2, 7-9, 9-2
victory in 57 minutes.
England's Dominique Lloyd-Walter prevailed in the longest
encounter, the fourth seed taking 73 minutes to overcome unseeded
French opponent Camille Serme 5-9, 9-2, 9-1, 9-10, 10-8.