Tamika Saxby
11-4, 11-3, 11-9 (33m)
[Q] Marina de Juan Gallach (ESP)
Teen Adel Lifts London Open Crown
Egyptian teenager Yathreb Adel cruised through the Women's
London Open field to clinch the WSA Tour 5 squash title
today at Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club in the England capital
without dropping a game.
The third-seeded 18-year-old from Cairo - who is studying at the
University of Roehampton in London - claimed her surprise place
in the final after dismissing England's No.7 seed Leonie Holt
in the semis.
marathon battle decided the other semi-final when Millie
Tomlinson - the English wild card who removed top-seeded
Australian Tamika Saxby in the previous round - went down in
68 minutes to Belgian Nele Gilis, the fourth seed.
Adel was in sparkling form in the final, dropping just a single
point in the opening game before battling through the next two to
overcome Gilis 11-1, 11-8, 11-9 in 40 minutes to win her first Tour
title of the year - but the seventh of her career.
"Thrilled to win the London Open today," Adel told her Twitter
followers. "I want to thank @Phil_Rushworth for coming down today
and @sportroehampton for the endless support #UR."