SANNOIS WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL
Stoehr Celebrates Sannois Success
Sannois International 2008
Sannois, France, 19-22 Jun, $20kb>
 Isabelle Stoehr
9/2, 9/2, 9/3 (18m)
[Q] Emma Chorley (Eng)
9/1, 4/0 rtd (7m)
Nour El Tayeb
9-0, 9-7, 9-4 (42m)
6-9, 9-7, 10-8, 9-3
| Laura Hill (Eng)
9/6, 9/10, 5/9, 9/5, 9/4 (67m)
Nour El Tayeb (Egy)
 Line Hansen (Den)
9/5, 9/3, 9/0 (21m)
Celia Allamargot (Fra)
9/2, 9/0, 9/6 (37m)
Camille Serme (Fra)
9/2, 9/6, 9/3 (28m)
Vicky Hynes (Eng)
[Q] Heba El Torky
8/10, 10/8, 9/2, 3/9, 9/1 (74m)
 Orla Noom (Ned)
Heba El Torky
9/3, 9/5, 9/1 (28m)
5-9, 2-9, 9-3, 9-4, 9-7 (63m)
|[Q] Maud Duplomb (Fra)
9/1, 9/2, 9/3 (21m)
 Lauren Briggs (Eng)
Kylie Lindsay (Nzl)
10/8, 9/7, 9/0 (32m)
 Lauren Siddall (Eng)
9/5, 9/0, 4/0 rtd (26m)
|[Q] Lotte Eriksen
9/3, 9/2, 9/1 (23m)
 Annelize Naude (Ned)
Stoehr Celebrates Sannois Success
celebrated 'home soil' success in the Sannois Women's International
- but the top-seeded French champion had to fight back from a game down to
defeat England's third seed Lauren Briggs in the final of the
inaugural $20,000 WISPA World Tour squash event at OS Sannois
in Sannois, France.
the world No15 from Montpellier, took 67 minutes to record the 6-9, 9-7,
10-8, 9-3 victory which gives the 29-year-old the second Tour title in her
home country this year - and the 15th of her career.
success marks the continuation of a fine run this year by the former world
No12 who won her record-equalling 11th National title in February, then
went on to reach four Tour finals, including victories in the Des
Pyramides Open and in Sannois.
Stoehr's most notable achievement was reaching the semi-finals of the
British Open in May as a qualifier - which included her first ever
defeat of Natalie Grinham, the world No2.
Stoehr & Briggs To Contest Sannois Final
seed Lauren Briggs and French favourite Isabelle Stoehr will
contest the final of the Sannois Women's International after prevailing
in contrasting semi-finals in the inaugural $20,000 WISPA World Tour
squash event at OS Sannois in Sannois,
world No15 from Montpellier, defeated Dane Line Hansen, the fourth seed,
9-0, 9-7, 9-4 in 42 minutes to reach the 15th Tour final of her career.
recently-crowned European champion is also looking for her second WISPA title on
home soil this year.
It took Briggs
63 minutes to reserve her surprise place in the Sannois final. The 28-year-old
from London recovered from two games down to upset second-seeded Dutch opponent
Annelize Naude to win 5-9, 2-9, 9-3, 9-4, 9-7.
Briggs, who is
celebrating her seventh Tour final appearance, is also looking for her second
win in France this year - after clinching the Carcassonne Open crown last
Seeds Sail Into Sannois Semis
The top four seeds comfortably came through the quarter-finals of the
Sannois Women's International to take their anticipated places in
the semi-finals of the inaugural $20,000 WISPA World Tour squash
event at OS Sannois in Sannois,
French favourite Isabelle Stoehr took on unseeded Nour El
Tayeb, one of two Egyptian teenagers who caused impressive first
round upsets. But 15-year-old El Tayeb injured her hamstring in her
marathon victory over England's seventh seed Laura Hill and had
to concede her quarter-final after just seven minutes.
"I played a good first match against English girl Emma Chorley, then
against so talented Nour El Tayeb who had a tough match against Laura
Hill this morning," Stoehr, the world No15, said
after her 9-1, 4-0 win.
"Iím now playing the semi against Line Hansen. Despite the end of the
season, I still have the desire to do well, and even more when Iím
playing in front of a French audience. The players are delighted with
the organization here, the welcoming has been superb."
Fourth seed Hansen denied the organisers an all-French semi after
beating eighth seed Camille Serme 9-2, 9-0, 9-6.
England's Lauren Briggs ended Heba El Torky's Sannois
run, beating the 17-year-old Egyptian qualifier 9-3, 9-5, 9-1.
Third seed Briggs will face Annelize Naude, the No2 seed from the
Netherlands who gained her place in the last four when English opponent
Lauren Siddall retired injured with the score standing at 9-5,