RESULTS: The Manulife Investments WSA Tournament at
Club Meadowvale, Mississauga, Canada
Blatchford Wins Second Title In Two Months
securing her second WSA World Tour title in two months at The
Manulife Investments WSA Tournament at Club Meadowvale in Canada,
USA number three Olivia Blatchford has boosted her chances of
improving on her highest world ranking of 32 in next month's WSA list.
21-year-old from New York reached the final of the WSA Tour 5
squash event at Club Meadowvale in Mississauga - her sixth
on the WSA Tour - after battling to a five-game semi-final win over home
hope Nikki Todd, the No3 seed from Canada.
top seed's opponent in the final was second seed Maria Toorpakai
Wazir, the Toronto-based Pakistani who also ousted a Canadian in
five games in the previous round - fourth seed Hollie Naughton -
to earn her first Tour final appearance this year.
final marked the pair's third meeting over the past three years - but
world No42 Blatchford, ranked 42 places higher than her opponent, was in
sparkling form as she defeated Wazir 11-4, 11-7, 12-10 to record her
best ever win over the 23-year-old.
triumph marks the fourth Tour title of Blatchford's career.