Egypt's Heba El Torky landed the biggest WSA World Tour
title of her career when she defeated Dutch champion Milou van der
Heijden in the final of the Women's Lagos International Classic
at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria.
23-year-old top seed from Alexandria reached the climax of the WSA
Tour 15 squash event without dropping a game.
unexpected opponent, the third seed, made it through to the biggest
final of her career after upsetting Deon Saffery, the No2 seed
from Wales, in the semi-finals.
Torky, the world No29, was too strong for the 23-year-old from Eindhoven
ranked 20 places lower - winning 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 in 35 minutes to claim
this inaugural WSA title in Nigeria's largest city.
win marks the eighth WSA Tour title of El Torky's career - and her third
Milou Makes Lagos Final
champion Milou van der Heijden claimed an unexpected place in the
final of the Women's Lagos International Classic after taking out
second seed Deon Saffery in the semi-finals of the inaugural
WSA Tour 15 squash event at Teslim Balogun Stadium in
third seed from Eindhoven despatched Saffery, the world No47 from Wales,
11-9, 15-13, 11-9 in 45 minutes to reach the ninth WSA World Tour
final of her career - and her second this year.
seed Van der Heijden will meet fellow 23-year-old Heba El Torky,
the top seed from Egypt, in the final.
Alexandria-based world No29 needed only 26 minutes to see off
fourth-seeded South African Cheyna Tucker 11-4, 11-8, 11-5.
Torky is celebrating her 10th Tour final - and her fourth in 2014.
Bow Out In Lagos Quarter-Finals
hopes of success in the inaugural Women's Lagos International Classic
expired on the second day of action as Nigerians Udeme James,
Ajayi Omolola Adebimpe and Dasbak Longdi bowed out of the
quarter-finals of the WSA Tour 15 squash event at Teslim
Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria
went down 11-6, 11-1, 12-10 to Egypt's top seed Heba El Torky
while eighth seed Adebimpe lost 11-2, 11-7, 11-5 to South African
Torky and fourth seed Tucker meet in the semi-finals for a place in the
Kaduna-born wild card Longdi also suffered a straight games defeat,
losing 11-1, 11-2, 12-10 to third seed Milou van der Heijden.
23-year-old Dutch player now lines up against Deon Saffery after
the No2 seed from Wales prevailed 11-9, 11-8, 11-9 against Linda
Hruzikova from Slovakia.