upset brought the first Tour event to be staged in Germany for more
than four years to a climax when Egyptian teenager Habiba Mohamed
Ahmed Alymohmed crushed England's top seed Lisa Aitken in
the final of the Women's Paderborn Open.
The Women's Squash Association World Tour 5 event attracted
players from 13 nations to compete at Ahorn-Squash in
Paderborn - home of Paderborner Squash Club, record
10-time winners of the Bundesliga Squash title, and the venue
which hosted the Men's World Team Championship in 2011.
The German crowd witnessed the latest episode in the remarkable
career of 15-year-old Alymohmed who, less than a year ago, became
the youngest ever winner of a WSA Tour event when aged just 14 years
and 5 months!
Now in her third final, the young Alexandria star clinched her third
title after despatching 24-year-old Aitken 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 in just
"Paderborn has been a great platform for my game-plan to win the
World junior title in Namibia later this year," said Alymohmed
(pictured above with Tournament Director Norman Farthing, left, and
sponsor Ralf Wetzorke of Lightpower). "It was so well organised
- and something here in Paderborn made me feel special."
Aitken, who told the organisers it was the best ever ladies squash
tournament she had ever experienced, added: "Habiba played well and
I found myself not enjoying the game."