Czech number one Lucie Fialova doubled her collection of
WSA World Tour squash titles when she beat Australia's Tamika
Saxby in the final of the Women's Rotterdam Open, the
WSA Tour 5 event at Victoria Squash in the Dutch city of
Second seed Fialova earned her place in the eighth Tour final of her
career after beating US rival Sabrina Sobhy, the event's
third seed, in a five-game battle which lasted almost an hour.
Saxby, the fifth seed from New South Wales, made her breakthrough in
the quarter-finals when she took out Ireland's top seed Aisling
Blake in three games.
But the Czech star was too strong for Saxby in the pair's first Tour
meeting. Fialova took control from the outset, needing only 33
minutes to close out the match 11-6, 11-7, 11-1.
knew Tamika beat first-placed Aisling Blake yesterday, and
she looked fresh coming onto the court," said the 26-year-old from
Prague. "However, I was not nervous when I started the match, and
really just tried to be comfortable and enjoy it from the start.
"Tamika started out very strong, but then started to make mistakes
that I managed to use to my advantage!"