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09/03/2015
RC Pro Series 2015

  RC Pro Series 2015
04-08 Mar,
St Louis, Usa, $15k
 
Round One
05 Mar
Quarters
06 Mar
Semis
07 Mar
Final
08 Mar
[1] Emma Beddoes (Eng)
11-7, 11-6, 11-5
Maria Toorpakai (Pak)
Emma Beddoes
11-9, 11-4, 11-2 (39m)Nadine Shahin
Emma Beddoes
11-5, 11-3, 11-6
Line Hansen
Emma Beddoes
 11-13, 11-5, 11-8,
11-2
Kanzy El-Defrawy
[7] Nadine Shahin (Egy)
11-8, 13-11, 11-7
Catalina Pelaez (Col)
[6] Aisling Blake (Irl)
11-6, 11-4, 11-5
Antonella Falcione (Arg)
Aisling Blake
11-7, 11-8, 11-6 (45m)Line Hansen
[3] Line Hansen (Den)
11-8, 11-5, 11-3
Latasha Khan (Usa)
Georgina Stoker (Eng)
11-8, 11-5, 11-6
[4] Misaki Kobayashi (Jpn)
Misaki Kobayashi
11-6, 11-3, 11-5
Kanzy El-Defrawy
Kanzy El-Defrawy
11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-5
Joshana Chinappa
Ivonne Diaz (Mex)
11-3, 11-4, 11-3
[5] Kanzy El-Defrawy (Egy)
Anna Kimberley (Eng)
8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-3
[8] Milou van der Heijden (Ned)
Milou van der Heijden
 11-7, 11-9, 10-12,
11-6
Joshana Chinappa
Cecilia Cortes (Usa)
 11-9, 11-6, 12-10
[2] Joshana Chinappa (Ind)
 
Beddoes Bags 10th & Biggest Title In St Louis

England's Emma Beddoes celebrated the tenth - and biggest - WSA World Tour squash title of her career when she beat Egypt's Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy in tonight's final of the Women's Emerson RC Pro Series in St Louis, USA.

The top seed arrived in Missouri in fine form, having defeated compatriot Laura Massaro, the world No.3, for the first time at last week's Windy City Open in Chicago en-route to her first WSA World Series quarter-final for more than three years.

Beddoes blasted through the WSA Challenger 15 field at The St Louis Racquet Club to reach the final without dropping a game, downing Dane Line Hansen, the third seed, 11-5, 11-3, 11-6 in the semi-finals.

Eighth seed El-Defrawy caused a couple of mighty upsets to reach the final against expectation. The 20-year-old from Cairo beat Japan's No.4 seed Misaki Kobayashi in the quarter-finals, then survived a mammoth five-game semi-final battle with second-seeded Indian Joshana Chinappa to make the seventh Tour final of her career.

The young Egyptian, ranked 50 in the world, took an early 9-3 lead in the final - but the experienced world No.16 Beddoes (pictured above, right, with El-Defrawy) fought back to draw level. But after 20 minutes, it was El-Defrawy who drew first blood, taking a 13-11 lead after converting her second game-ball.

The opening game clearly took its toll on underdog El-Defrawy as the favourite extended the rallies to good effect to take the second game.

The Egyptian mounted a comeback in the third, keeping the game level until seven-all, at which point it was clear that fatigue was a factor as Beddoes moved ahead to take the game - before running away in a one-sided fourth to win the title 11-13, 11-5, 11-8, 11-2.

"I'm really happy to get my biggest tournament win to date - it was a tough final," conceded the 29-year-old from Leeds after her 58-minute triumph.

"Kanzy was obviously feeling the effects of yesterday's semi final but she is a tough competitor and fought with all the energy she had."
 

 


 

 

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