Bags Maiden Tour Title
became the second US junior in a week to win a WISPA World Tour title
when the 17-year-old from New York upset second seed Miranda Ranieri in
the final of the $4,000 Women's American Express FASSP SRC Open at
Southport Racquet Club in Southport, USA.
The third seed
made her breakthrough in the semi-finals where she overcame a two-game deficit
to trounce top-seeded English opponent Suzie Pierrepont 12-14, 3-11,
11-4, 11-7, 11-3.
celebrating her third WISPA final appearance this year - while Ranieri, the
world No48 from Canada, was marking the fifth final of her career.
Canadian national champion took the opening game, but Blatchford battled back to
win 10-12, 11-3, 11-9, 7-11, 14-12 to clinch her maiden Tour title.