[Q] Victoria Temple-Murray (Eng)
11/3, 11/5, 12/10  Sarah Kippax (Eng)
RESULTS: Women's CourtCare Open, Chorley, Lancashire, England
Crowned CourtCare Champion In Chorley
England's world squash champion Laura Massaro crowned her
national team-mate Sarah Kippax the Women's CourtCare Open
champion after the world No22 survived a five-game final to win the
Women's Squash Association World Tour event promoted by Massaro at
her home club in Chorley, Lancashire.
Massaro, who became England's first women's world champion for 15 years
in March, launched the WSA Tour 10 event last year with her
brother Chris Lengthorn, Head Coach at the Manchester National
year's championship, which attracted players from eight nations to the
David Lloyd Chorley club, reached an all-English climax between
second seed Kippax and favourite Sarah-Jane Perry, the world No18
dramatic final, 30-year-old Chester-born Kippax (pictured above,
right, with Perry) twice came from behind to overcome Perry 8-11,
11-6, 7-11, 11-4, 11-7 - beating her higher-ranked 23-year-old opponent
for the first time in four Tour meetings.
proud to be the @CourtCareSquash champion 2014!" Kippax later told her
Twitter followers. "Thanks to @ljmassaro & @lengthorn86 for organising a
top class event!"
presentations, the Halifax-based champion told the crowd that she would
be celebrating by eating some chocolate on Easter Sunday and having
dinner with family!
really pleased with how I played during the week - staying at home and
playing in the UK really helped me," explained Kippax. "Thanks to all
the sponsors - it was a great atmosphere throughout the week."
Massaro can now look forward to resuming her own playing career: "It's
been a great experience running this event with my brother," said the
world No2. "It's nice to give something back to the Tour and have the
girls playing at my home club.
really enjoyed my week as promoter - but I am ready to get my playing
head back on after watching all the squash this week!"