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03/11/2014
Pro Squash Japan 2014 (Women)

Pro Squash Japan 2014
Women's Draw
29 Oct - 03 Nov, Tokyo, $10k
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Round One
31 Oct
Quarters
01 Nov
Semis
02 Nov
Final
03 Nov
[1] Misaki Kobayashi (Jpn)
bye
Misaki Kobayashi
11-2, 11-5, 11-3 (19)
Lee Ka Yi
Misaki Kobayashi
11-6, 11-7, 11-3 (23m)
Vanessa Chu
Misaki Kobayashi 
 11-1, 8-11,
11-8, 11-9 (38m)
Siyoli Waters
[7] Lee Ka Yi (Hkg)
11-4, 11-9, 11-6 (19 min)
Mayu Yamazaki (Jpn)
[6] Vanessa Chu (Mas)
5-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-9 (39m)
Chinatsu Matsui (Jpn)
Vanessa Chu
11-9, 12-10, 11-5 (26m)
Sina Wall
[4] Sina Wall (Ger)
bye
bye
[3] Liu Tsz-Ling (Hkg)
Liu Tsz-Ling
11-2, 11-8, 11-1 (18m)
Belen Etchechoury
Liu Tsz-Ling
11-5, 12-10, 4-11, 11-9 (31m)
Siyoli Waters
bye
[5] Belen Etchechoury (Arg)
Risa Sugimoto (JPN)
w/o
[8] Satomi Watanabe (Jpn)
Satomi Watanabe
12-14, 14-12, 11-9, 11-6 (37m)
Siyoli Waters
bye
[2] Siyoli Waters (Rsa)

RESULTS: Women's Pro Squash in Japan Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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Kobayashi Claims Japan Pro Hat-Trick In Tokyo

Brushing aside all opposition in the country's biggest international squash event, local star Misaki Kobayashi claimed her third successive Women's Pro Squash in Japan title after beating South African Siyoli Waters in today's final of the Tokyo championship at Spa Shirokane in the Japan capital.

The highest-ranked Japanese player of all-time, 24-year-old Kobayashi (pictured above in action with Waters) reached the final of the WSA Tour 10 event - her ninth on the Tour - without dropping a game.

The top seed despatched Hong Kong's sixth seed Vanessa Chu in the semi-finals, while Waters also saw off Hong Kong opposition in the other semi after beating third seed Liu Tsz-Ling in four games.

The Tokyo-born world No36 raced away in the final to take the opening game for the loss of just a single point - but second seed Waters, who overtook Kobayashi to claim a world No33 ranking in the latest WSA list, regrouped in the second to draw level.

But spurred on by local support, Kobayashi survived the next two games to secure an 11-1, 8-11, 11-8, 11-9 title triumph after just 38 minutes to win her third WSA title on home soil since September 2010.

"I'm really happy to win this title again in my country," said the delighted Kobayashi (pictured above with promoter Miyuki Adachi). "I don't play many local tournaments so my family don't really get to watch my matches - so today I just wanted to play well and I'm glad that I came through."

The win also marks the seventh WSA Tour title of Kobayashi's career.
 

 


 

 

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