Naude Crowned Creteil Champion
Newly-crowned Dutch national squash champion Annelize Naude
added a further international title to her portfolio when she beat
England's Lauren Siddall in the final of the Women's
Internationaux de Creteil at the Centre Marie Therese Eyquem
in Creteil, France.
seed Naude, who defeated defending champion Vanessa Atkinson to
take the Netherlands title earlier this month, battled for 65 minutes
before overcoming her surprise opponent in the French final.
Siddall, the third seed from Pontefract in Yorkshire, had reached the
final after despatching second seed Tricia Chuah in the
Naude was too strong for 23-year-old Siddall, winning 9-2, 8-10, 9-3,
9-4 to secure the fourth WISPA World Tour title of her career.
Siddall Swoops Into Creteil Final
England's Lauren Siddall claimed an unexpected place in the
final of the Women's Internationaux de Creteil after upsetting
second seed Tricia Chuah in straight games in the semi-finals
of the $12,550 WISPA World Tour squash event at Centre Marie
Therese Eyquem in Creteil,
third seed from Pontefract in Yorkshire reached the semis after
despatching compatriot Emma Chorley, a qualifier, 9-3, 9-3,
9-2. After surviving a close first game against Chuah, 23-year-old
Siddall went on to beat the world No29 from Malaysia 10-9, 9-3, 9-1 in
34 minutes to earn her second appearance in a Tour final.
Siddall's opponent will be the new Dutch national champion Annelize
Naude, the top seed who survived a stern test from compatriot
Karen Kronemeyer in the quater-finals.
more dominant form in the semi-finals, the 31-year-old from Amsterdam
defeated France's European junior champion Camille Serme, the
fourth seed, 9-4, 9-2, 9-1 to mark up her 12th appearance
in a WISPA final.