England's Millie Tomlinson claimed the maiden WSA World
Tour title of 2015 when she beat Pakistan's Maria Toorpakai
Wazir in the final of the Liberty Bell Open, the WSA
Tour 5 squash event in its 11th year at Berwyn Squash &
Fitness Club in Berwyn in the US state of Pennsylvania.
After upsetting home hope Cecelia Cortes, the No.4 seed from
Massachusetts, in the quarter-finals, sixth seed Tomlinson made it
through to the second Tour final of her career after downing
giant-killer Fiona Moverley, the unseeded English player who
despatched event favourite Latasha Khan in the opening round.
But Wazir also had an impressive run through to her third successive
WSA World Tour final. The 24-year-old No.8 seed from Peshawar, now
based in Toronto, removed USA's third seed Sabrina Sobhy in
the quarter-finals before overcoming club pro Georgina Stoker,
from England, in the semis.
"Millie beat Maria Toorpakai in four great games," reported
tournament promoter Dominic Hughes on Tomlinson's 4-11, 11-6,
13-11, 11-8 victory. "She clearly tried to run Maria and despite
some let situations Millie made very few errors.
"Maria lost energy after the hard third game."
The triumph marks the second Tour title of Tomlinson's career - and
the second since the 22-year-old from Derbyshire went full-time
after graduating from Yale University in the USA.
Tomlinson, left, is pictured with runner-up Wazir (right) and former
US pro Amy Milanek