RESULTS: WSA Women's CourtCare Open, Chorley, Lancs,
Whitlock Captures CourtCare Crown
won her second WSA World Tour title of the year when she beat
Australia's Donna Urquhart in the final of the Women's
CourtCare Open - becoming the third successive home winner of the
WSA Challenger 15 squash event at David Lloyd Chorley in
Chorley in the English county of Lancashire.
21-year-old No.2 seed dropped just one game en-route to the final -
seeing off eighth-seeded American Olivia Blatchford in straight
games in the semi-finals.
Urquhart, the fifth seed fighting back to top form after foot surgery
last September, made her breakthrough in the quarter-finals where she
ousted top seed Sarah-Jane Perry, the world No.14 from England,
in a bruising five-game marathon.
28-year-old left-hander from New South Wales then survived another close
encounter in the semis which went the full distance, beating Japan's
top-ranked player Misaki Kobayashi to reach her second Tour final
of the year.
Whitlock took full advantage of the toll taken by her final opponent,
despatching Urquhart 12-10, 11-7, 11-6 to claim the 12th WSA Tour title
of her career.