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Women's Des Pyramides 2008
Le Port Marly, 26-Feb to 02-Mar, $17k
Round One
28 Feb
29 Feb
01 Mar
02 Mar
[1] Isabelle Stoehr (Fra)
9/0, 9/0, 9/0 (12m)
[Q] Célia Allamargot
Isabelle Stoehr
9-1, 9-0, 9-4 (21m)
Tricia Chuah
Isabelle Stoehr
6-9, 9-5, 9-3, 9-6 (49m)
Annelize Naude
Isabelle Stoehr
9-0, 9-5, 9-4 (39m)
Jaclyn Hawkes
[6] Tricia Chuah (Mas)
9/0, 9/0, 9/1 (16m)
Karina Herrera Zuniga (Mex)
[3] Annelize Naude (Ned)
1/9, 9/3, 9/4, 9/2 (38m)
Lauren Siddall (Eng)
Annelize Naude
9-4, 9-1, 7-9, 10-8 (44m)
Laura Mylotte
[8] Laura Mylotte (Irl)
9/4, 7/9, 9/2, 7/9, 9/2 (57m)
Dipika Pallikal (Ind)
[Q] Soraya Renaï (Fra)
9/4, 9/5, 9/5 (27m)
[5] Manuela Manetta (Ita)

Manuela Manetta
9-6, 10-9, 9-6 (56m)
Dominique Lloyd-Walter

Dominique Lloyd-Walter
9-1, 9-4, 9-7 (41m)
Jaclyn Hawkes
Camille Serme (Fra)
 5/9, 9/2, 9/1, 9/10, 10/8 (73m)
[4] Dominique Lloyd-Walter (Eng)
[Q] Kylie Lindsay (Nzl)
 9/3, 9/0, 9/7 (23m)
[7] Laura Hill (Eng)
 Laura Hill
9-0, 3-9, 9-6, 9-4 (48m)
 Jaclyn Hawkes
[Q] Maud Duplomb (Fra)
9/2, 9/1, 9/2 (20m)
[2] Jaclyn Hawkes (Nzl)

Stoehr 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 rankings. 

Top Seeds To Contest Des Pyramides Final

The 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.

In a 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 soil.

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. 

In 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

The 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, France.

The 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.

Champion 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.

But 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.

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