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Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas (Women) 2014

  Abierto Mexicano
de Raquetas
Women's Draw
16-21 Sep, Huixquilucan, Mexico $15k
Round One
18 Sep 
19 Sep
20 Sep
21 Sep
[1] Sam Cornett (Can)
13/11, 11,1, 11/5
[Q] Cyrielle Peltier (Fra)
Sam Cornett
 12/10, 11/3, 11/1 (20m)
Antonelle Falcione
Sam Cornett
11/8, 11/9, 2/11, 6/11, 11/6
Siyoli Waters
Siyoli Waters
11-9, 11-9, 12-10
Olivia Blatchford
[6] Sarah Cardwell (Aus)
11/7, 12/10, 11/7
[Q] Antonelle Falcione (Arg)
[8] Tamika Saxby (Aus)
11/8, 11/8, 11/8
Hollie Naughton (Can)
Tamika Saxby
11/4, 11/3, 9/11, 11/13, 11/5 (45m)
Siyoli Waters
[3] Siyoli Waters (Rsa)
11/8, 5/11, 11/6, 5/11, 11/8
Diana Garcia (Mex)
Cecilia Cortes (Usa)
11/3, 11/2, 11/7
[4] Samantha Teran (Mex)
Samantha Teran
11/6, 11/7, 5/11, 11/8 (35m)
Amanda Landers-Murphy
Samantha Teran
4/11, 14/12, 12/10, 11/9
Olivia Blatchford
[Q] Karla Urrutia (Mex)
8/11, 11/12, 11/9, 11/6
[7] Amanda Landers-Murphy (Nzl)
[Q] Victoria Temple-Murray (Eng)
11/4, 11/4, 11/8
[5] Olivia Blatchford (Usa)
Olivia Blatchford
9/11, 11/2, 11/0, 9/11, 11/9 (37m)
Aisling Blake
Thaisa Serafini (Bra)
11/1, 11/4, 11/5
[2] Aisling Blake (Irl)
RESULTS: Women's Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas, Huixquilucan, Mexico

Blatchford Blanks Out Waters In
Mexicano Final

US squash star Olivia Blatchford celebrated her first WSA World Tour final appearance away from her homeland in sensational style - by dismissing higher-ranked South African Siyoli Waters in straight games to win the Women's Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas in Huixquilucan, Mexico.

The 21-year-old from New York, ranked 61 in the world, was enjoying one of the best runs of her career in the WSA Tour 15 event at Universidad Anahuac. Seeded five, Blatchford blasted out No2 seed Aisling Blake in the quarter-finals before ousting home hope Samantha Teran, the No4 seed from Mexico, in the semis.

There was no stopping the US number five in the final where she came from behind in the first two games against Waters to defeat the No3 seed 11-9, 11-9, 12-10.

It was the fifth Tour final of Blatchford's career - but it produced the New Yorker's third, and biggest, title.

Blatchford & Waters Make Surprise Mexican Final

Impressive semi-final upsets by third seed Siyoli Waters and fifth seed Olivia Blatchford have led to a surprise final of the Women's Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas, the WSA Tour 15 squash event at Universidad Anahuac in Huixquilucan, Mexico.

Blatchford, the world No61 from the USA, broke local hearts when she overcame Mexican number one Samantha Teran. Eager to shine in her country's leading Tour event for the first time, Mexico's most successful squash player of all-time took the opening game and forced the second into a tie-break.

But 21-year-old Blatchford, ranked 22 places behind the experienced 33-year-old Mexican, clinched the game to draw level, then survived a further tie-break game before claiming her surprise 4-11, 14-12, 12-10, 11-9 victory.

The win takes New Yorker Blatchford into the fifth WSA World Tour final of her career - but her first since January last year, and her first off home-soil.

Waters, the reigning South African champion from Cape Town, lined up against top seed Samantha Cornett - and stormed into a 2/0 lead. The top-ranked Canadian fought back to draw level, but Waters regrouped to take the decider and wrap up an 11-8, 11-9, 2-11, 6-11, 11-6 victory.

Waters, the 31-year-old world No37, is celebrating the 15th Tour final of her career - but her second this month after finishing as runner-up in the Orange County Open across the border in California last week.

Teran Survives Quarter-Final Test

Samantha Teran, Mexico's most successful squash player of all-time, put behind her the disappointment of a quarter-final defeat in the 2013 edition of Women's Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas when she sailed into the semi-finals of this year's WSA Tour 15 event at Universidad Anahuac in Huixquilucan, Mexico.

The former world No11 from Mexico City, the event's fourth seed, defeated New Zealand's No7 seed Amanda Landers-Murphy 11-6, 11-7, 5-11, 11-8 in 35 minutes and will now face Olivia Blatchford for a place in the final.

Fifth seed Blatchford, the US No5, celebrated the only upset of the day when she toppled No2 seed Aisling Blake, the world No36 from Ireland, 9-11, 11-2, 11-0, 9-11, 11-9.

The other semi will be the match predicted by the draw, between top seed Samantha Cornett and South African Siyoli Waters, the third seed.

Canadian Cornett crushed Argentinean qualifier Antonella Falcione 12-10, 11-3, 11-1 in just 20 minutes, while Waters was taken to five games by Tamika Saxby before beating the 8th seed from Australia 11-4, 11-3, 9-11, 11-13, 11-5.

Teran Takes Home Interest Into Mexican Quarters

Samantha Teran, Mexico's most successful squash player of all-time, led the country's interest into the quarter-finals of the Women's Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas after despatching USA's Cecelia Cortes in straight games in the opening round of the WSA Tour 15 event at Universidad Anahuac in Huixquilucan, Mexico.

The former world No11 from Mexico City defeated Cortes 11-3, 11-2, 11-7 in just 21 minutes.

Fourth-seeded Teran (pictured above in first round action) will now take on New Zealander Amanda Landers-Murphy after the No7 seed beat Mexican qualifier Karla Urrutia 8-11, 11-2, 11-9, 11-6.

There will be surprise Argentina interest in the last eight round after qualifier Antonella Falcione pulled off a notable upset over Sarah Cardwell, the No6 seed from Australia.

World No82 Falcione, a 23-year-old from Mar del Plata, battled for 42 minutes to overcome Cardwell, ranked 29 places higher, 11-7, 12-10, 11-7.

Falcione will now face Samantha Cornett, the top seed from Canada.





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