City of Perth WA Open
23-25 May, Perth, Australia, $5k
Milou Marks Perth Success
Dutch champion Milou van der Heijden picked up the
second WSA World Tour squash title of her career when she beat
home hope Sarah Cardwell in the final of the Women's City of
Perth WA Open in Western Australia.
It was after a four-game semi-final win over
fourth-seeded Korean Kim Ga-Hye in the WSA Tour 5 event at
the Terrace Squash Centre in Perth that No2 seed van der
Heijden reached her eighth Tour final - to face surprise opponent
Cardwell, the third seed.
Cardwell had produced a significant upset in the other
semi - beating New Zealand's top seed Megan Craig for the first
time in seven Tour meetings to make her sixth final.
'Cardwell went through to the final following a bizarre incident when
playing New Zealand's top seed Megan Craig who was leading 7-4 in the
third with the games at 1/1. A ball thrown to Cardwell for service hit
the Australian in the eye and the referee awarded the match to her as
she was unable to continue.
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But 23-year-old world No54 van der Heijden cruised to
victory in the final, beating 22-year-old Cardwell - ranked just four
places lower - 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 in 28 minutes.
Presentation picture courtesy of Louise Winger
RESULTS: Women's City of Perth WA Open, Perth,
Evidently the full score should be put down
as the organisers have
done? Interestingly if it was a contributed injury (e.g. Cardwell
failing to catch the ball), then the rules says - (the score at the
conclusion of the rally in which the injury occurred, stands.' (14.3.2)