Denmark’s Kristian Frost Olesen notched up his tenth title on the PSA
World Tour when he beat Czech champion Jan Koukal in the final of the
Squash Promotion Group & Heroes Open, a new PSA Challenger 5 squash
event at the Modelarnia Squash&Fitness Club in Bielsko-Biała, Poland.
Olesen, the World No.76 from Odense, was the top seed in the first PSA
tournament to be held in the Silesia of Poland. The London-born
26-year-old reached the final, the 16th of his career and his second in
a row, after seeing off newly-crowned Dutch champion Sebastiaan Weenink,
the No.4 seed, in the semi-finals.
Koukal, the third seed, earned his place in the 55th Tour final of his
illustrious career after upsetting Richie Fallows, the No.2 seed from
England, in the other semi.
Olesen was in sparkling form in the final, despatching Koukal 11-2,
11-5, 11-8 in 44 minutes in his first straight games win of the
"It was a great tournament,” said the new champion. “The organisation
was beyond good. Polish squash is definitely on the rise and this
tournament just proves the potential that lies in the smaller squash
nations in Europe.
“For a 5k tournament, the standard was very high. I am very happy with
the outcome - I played well and picked up my tenth title after 12 months
without any success in numerous finals."