week after making her maiden appearance in a WSA World Tour
final, England's Victoria Temple Murray claimed her first title
today in Australia when she upset home favourite Sarah Cardwell
in the final of the Women's Mackay Open, the WSA Tour 5
event in its fifth year at the Mackay Leisure Centre in Mackay,
overcoming injured compatriot Fiona Moverley in the
quarter-finals - in a repeat of last week's Tasmanian Open final
clash - fifth seed Temple Murray defeated Argentina's No4 seed
Antonella Falcione to reach the final.
Cardwell, the top seed from Melbourne, had cruised to the final - her
seventh on the Tour - without dropping a game.
23-year-old world No61 took the opening game - but Temple Murray came
back fighting to take the next three to win 6-11, 11-9, 13-11, 11-4
after 50 minutes to record her Tour title triumph.
First EVER WSA title! MacKay 5K! So happy, I can't stop the exclamation
marks!!" tweeted the exuberant 20-year-old from Exeter in Devon
Murray, who celebrates a career-high 79 world ranking this month, now
moves on to next week's Queensland Open in Brisbane where
she is seeded to reach the quarter-finals.