[Q] Majd Alkhateeb (Jor)
11/1, 11/3, 11/6  Liu Tsz Ling (Hkg)
RESULTS: Women's Stratos Seattle Open, Seattle, USA
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
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,
"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
"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.