Results: 2nd Tournoi International
du Val de Marne 2015
Claims Val de Marne Title
Top seed Natalie Grinham lifted her second successive PSA World Tour
title with a 3-1 triumph over Englandís Georgina Kennedy in the
final of the 2nd Tournoi International du Val de Marne, PSA W5
The former World No.2 was magnificent in the early stages of the
tournament as she failed to lose a single game, with home hope Chloe
Mesic being put to the sword in the semi-final. Kennedy on the other
hand had dispatched number two seed Cyrielle Peltier in the
quarter-final before moving on to down compatriot Alison Thomson to
book her place in the final.
The experienced Grinham started the match on the front foot with the
37-year-old controlling proceedings in the first game to secure an
11-4 win. Kennedy didnít give up though and, after some unforced
errors from Grinham, found herself back on a level footing after
prevailing in game two.
Grinham was back in control in the third though after some lengthy
rallies went in the Dutchwomanís favour. Kennedy put up a good fight
but she was powerless to stop Grinham from pressing on to an 11-4,
5-11, 11-8, 11-6 victory in 41 minutes.
Her win in Paris represents a remarkable return to form for Grinham
who, after enduring a barren spell in 2014, has now lifted two PSA
World Tour titles this year in addition to reaching the final of the
Tournament of Pyramides four months ago.
first round of the 2nd Tournoi International du Val de Marne, PSA W5
saw the majority of seeded players show their class as they sought
to achieve a spot in the latter stages of the event.
Number one seed Natalie Grinham defeated Canadaís Danielle
Letourneau in straight games to reach the next round. The former
World No.2 was in irresistible form throughout the duration of the
match and blitzed to an 11-7, 11-1 11-5 victory.
Grinham will now face Nada Abbas after the Egyptian World No.111
eliminated Milnay Louw in four games.
Anna Klimundova meanwhile was two games up when her opponent, Nada
Elkalaawy, was forced to retire. Klimundova will take on Chloe Mesic
after an all-French affair saw Mesic win in straight games against
Third seed Birgit Coufal defeated Spainís Marina De Juan Gallach 3-0
in a comfortable win. The 30-year-old will be looking to cement a
place in the semi-finals by beating Alison Thomson in the next round
who saw off Jasmin Ballmann.
Georgina Kennedy secured her quarter-final berth by beating Enora
Villard. Kennedy will face a tricky fixture against second seed
Cyrielle Peltier after she defeated Anastasiia Fesenko in a routine
win. The quality of Peltier was just too much for Fesenko as she
dropped just five points in a dominant display.