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09/03/2015
Seattle Open 2015 (Women)

  Stratos Seattle Open 2015
03-08 Mar, Seattle, Usa, $5k

Men's Event
Round One
05 Mar
Quarters
06 Mar
Semis
07 Mar
Final
08 Mar
[1] Donna Urquhart (Aus)
11/1, 11/7, 11/8
Julia Lecoq (Fra)
Donna Urquhart
11/8, 5/11, 13/11, 8/11, 14/12
Fiona Moverley
Donna Urquhart
11/6, 11/5, 6/11, 11/8
Sina Wall
Donna Urquhart
11/8, 9/11, 11/9, 11/8
Liu Tsz Ling
[6] Fiona Moverley (Eng)
11/5, 12/10, 11/6
Manuela Manetta (Ita)
[8] Sachika Ingale (Ind)
10/12, 11/9, 5/11, 11/9, 15/13
[Q] Kelsey Engmann (Usa)
Sachika Ingale
11/5, 11/8, 11/4
Sina Wall
[4] Sina Wall (Ger)
11/5, 11/5, 11/9
[Q] Elena Wagermans (Ned)
[3] Lotte Eriksen (Nor)
12/10, 11/5, 11/5
Enora Villard (Fra)
Lotte Eriksen
11/6, 11/3, 7/11, 11/5
Lee Ka Yi
Lotte Eriksen
11/5, 11/2, 11/3
Liu Tsz Ling
Lee Ka Yi (Hkg)
11/7, 11/7, 11/8
[5] Diana Garcia (Mex)
[Q] Giselle Delgado (Chi)
11/4, 11/5, 11/6
[7] Milnay Louw (Rsa)
Milnay Louw
11/2, 11/4, 11/8
Liu Tsz Ling
[Q] Majd Alkhateeb (Jor)
11/1, 11/3, 11/6
[2] Liu Tsz Ling (Hkg)
RESULTS: Women's Stratos Seattle Open, Seattle, USA
Men's Event

Comeback Queen Donna Celebrates Seattle Success

Australia's Donna Urquhart, a former world No.13 plagued by injuries for the past two years, marked her comeback in sensational style in the USA by winning the Women's Stratos Seattle Open, the WSA Challenger 5 squash event at Seattle Athletic Club in Seattle.

Competing in only her fourth WSA World Tour event since undergoing foot surgery in September, the 28-year-old from New South Wales survived a five-game quarter-final battle against England's Fiona Moverley before overcoming Germany's Sina Wall in four games in the semis to reach the 15th Tour final of her career.

The top seed's opponent in the final was second seed Liu Tsz-Ling, the world No.57 from Hong Kong making only her first Tour appearance this year. 23-year-old Liu cruised through to the final without dropping a game, despatching Norway's No.3 seed Lotte Eriksen in the semis to reach the ninth Tour final of her career.

The final marked the pair's third Tour meeting since April 2011 - and it took the Australian left-hander 50 minutes to extend her unbeaten record over Liu to win the title by an 11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8 scoreline.

"It feels awesome to be in the final since my foot operation and to actually win the tournament," said the jubilant Urquhart (pictured above, left, with Liu), currently ranked 36 in the world, later. "I'm so happy to be back on track and so much enjoying playing squash again.

"Liu played very well and put me under a lot of pressure today - every time I was putting the ball loose she was putting it away, so I had to find the right game plan.

"I'm taking confidence from this and hopefully will keep playing well next week in Calgary."

Urquhart is the fourth seed in the Calgary CFO Consulting Services WSA Women's Squash Week championship which gets underway in Calgary, Alberta, on Thursday.
 

 


 

 

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