[Q] Majd Alkhateeb (Jor)
11/1, 11/3, 11/6  Liu Tsz Ling(Hkg)
Seattle Open, Seattle, USA
Comeback Queen Donna Celebrates Seattle Success
Urquhart, a former world No.13 plagued by injuries for the past two
years, marked her comeback in sensational style in the USA by winning
theWomen's Stratos Seattle Open, theWSA
Challenger 5squash event
atSeattle Athletic ClubinSeattle.
Competing in only her fourthWSA
World Tourevent since
undergoing foot surgery in September, the 28-year-old from New South
Wales survived a five-game quarter-final battle against England'sFiona
Wallin four games in the
semis to reach the 15th Tour final of her career.
The top seed's opponent in the final was second seedLiu
Tsz-Ling, the world No.57 from Hong Kong making only her first Tour
appearance this year. 23-year-old Liu cruised through to the final
without dropping a game, despatching Norway's No.3 seedLotte Eriksenin
the semis to reach the ninth Tour final of her career.
The final marked the pair's third Tour meeting since
April 2011 - and it took the Australian left-hander 50 minutes to extend
her unbeaten record over Liu to win the title by an 11-8, 9-11, 11-9,
"It feels awesome to be in the final since my foot
operation and to actually win the tournament,"said
the jubilant Urquhart (pictured above, left, with Liu), currently ranked
36 in the world, later."I'm
so happy to be back on track and so much enjoying playing squash again.
"Liu played very well and put me under a lot of pressure
today - every time I was putting the ball loose she was putting it away,
so I had to find the right game plan.
"I'm taking confidence from this and hopefully will keep
playing well next week in Calgary."
Urquhart is the fourth seed in theCalgary
CFO Consulting Services WSA Women's Squash Weekchampionship
which gets underway in Calgary, Alberta, on Thursday.