laid claim to the title 'Australian number one' after upsetting the
country's long-time top squash player Rachael Grinham in
today's final of the Women's Victorian Open, the Women's
Squash Association World Tour 15 event at Melbourne Sports &
Aquatic Centre in Melbourne.
Grinham, the event's top seed and former world No1 and world
champion, notched up her 67th WSA Tour final appearance - and her
fourth of the year - after beating New Zealand's No4 seed Megan
Craig in the semi-finals.
Second seed Urquhart, ranked ten places below world No15 Grinham,
despatched third-seeded Malaysian Delia Arnold in straight
games in the other semi - a win which took the 27-year-old
left-hander from New South Wales into her 14th Tour final, but first
for almost two years.
Each game of the final went to a tie-break before underdog Urquhart
finally emerged triumphant 12-10, 14-12, 12-10 after 33 minutes.
Urquhart received her trophy from Australian legend Geoff Hunt,
the eight-time British Open champion and four-time World champion
(as pictured above).