Global Diamond Squash Open 2004
27-29 August, Orange County, California, $6k
30-Aug:
Final:

[1] Latasha Khan (USA) bt [2] Eman El Amir (EGY)
      9-6, 9-2, 3-9, 9-2

Khan Captures Maiden
WISPA Title

After more than 12 years on the international squash circuit, America's Latasha Khan is celebrating her maiden WISPA World Tour title after beating Egypt's Eman El Amir in the final of the Women's Global Diamond Open in Orange County, California, USA.

The 31-year-old top seed from Seattle, who already boasts five US National titles, reached the final without dropping a game, then defeated her second-seeded opponent 9-6 9-2 3-9 9-2 to claim her historic victory.


Latasha Khan
with the event organisers

 


Final:
[1] Latasha Khan (USA) bt [2] Eman El Amir (EGY)   9-6, 9-2, 3-9, 9-2

Semi-finals:
[1] Latasha Khan (USA) bt [4] Olga Puigdemont Sola (ESP)  9-0, 9-1, 9-4
[2] Eman El Amir (EGY) bt [3] Heidi Mather (AUS)  6-9, 9-3, 8-9, 10-8, 9-5

Quarter-finals:
[1] Latasha Khan (USA) bt [6] Alana Miller (CAN)  9-5, 9-1, 10-8
[4] Olga Puigdemont Sola (ESP) bt [7] Katie Patrick (CAN)  9-6, 9-3, 7-9, 9-0
[3] Heidi Mather (AUS) bt Samantha Teran (MEX)  9-3, 10-9, 9-4
[2] Eman El Amir (EGY) bt [8] Shabana Khan (USA)  9-3, 9-3, 9-2

1st round:
[1] Latasha Khan (USA)  bye
[6] Alana Miller (CAN) bt Jenna Gates (ENG)  9-1, 9-1, 9-1
[4] Olga Puigdemont Sola (ESP) bt Sally Norgate (USA)  9-1, 9-2, 9-3
[7] Katie Patrick (CAN) bt Britt Hebden (USA)  9-1, 9-1, 9-2
Samantha Teran (MEX) bt [5] Amnah El Trabolsy (EGY)  9-5, 9-1, 9-0
[3] Heidi Mather (AUS)  bye
[8] Shabana Khan (USA) bt Michelle Alvarez (USA)  9-4, 9-4, 9-7
[2] Eman El Amir (EGY)  bye

29-Aug:
Khan & El Amir In Global Diamond Final
  
America's 31-year-old Latasha Khan is one step away from winning her first WISPA World Tour title after beating Spain's Olga Puigdemont Sola in straight games in the semi-finals of the Women's Global Diamond Squash Open in Orange County, California, USA.

The top seed from Seattle will face Egypt's Eman El Amir after the second seed twice came from behind to overcome Australia's Heidi Mather in five games.

Khan, the five-times US National champion who has reached the final without conceding a game, swept to a 9-0 9-1 9-4 victory over the Spaniard to reach her first WISPA final since finishing as runner-up in the Japan Open more than three years ago.

El Amir, 22, from Cairo, was fully tested by third seed Mather, but eventually clawed her way to a 6-9 9-3 8-9 10-8 9-5 win to claim her second WISPA final appearance.

The Egyptian, winner of the Ontario Open in March, will be hoping to keep her 100% Tour final record in tact.

28-Aug:
Teran Takes Out
El Trabolsy

Mexican squash star Samantha Teran made a stunning WISPA World Tour comeback when she upset fifth seed Amnah El Trabolsy in straight games in the first round of the Women's Global Diamond Squash Open in Orange County, California, USA.

The 23-year-old from Mexico City has not played a ranking event since competing in last October's Ottawa International in Canada.

But the world No 115, who won the Pan American Championship in June, despatched El Trabolsy 9-5 9-1 9-0 to set up an unexpected quarter-final meeting with Australia's third seed Heidi Mather.