RESULTS: Women's Open International des Volcans,
Aumard Celebrates Home Volcans Victory
thrilled the partisan crowd at the Women's Open International des
Volcans by providing the first home winner of the WSA Tour 5
squash event in its second year at Hpark in Clermont-Ferrand,
top seed from Creteil, near Paris, fought through to the final without
dropping a game.
a surprise opponent that Aumard faced in the climax - seventh-seeded
Colombian Catalina Pelaez, who upset the form book by overcoming
No2 seed Tamika Saxby in the quarter-finals when the world No63
from Australia was forced to retire injured after two games.
Bogota-based Pelaez, ranked 107 in the world, went on to defeat
England's unseeded Leonie Holt in the semis to reach her maiden
world No47 Aumard was unstoppable in the final, beating the 23-year-old
Colombian 11-6, 11-1, 13-11 to claim the fourth WSA World Tour
title of her career.
Aumard's title success was her second in a row - after winning the
North Coast Open in Australia last month - and established a new
all-time high eight-match unbeaten Tour run by the 25-year-old.