Friday, January 27, 2023

Czech-mate as Coline clinches Creteil crown

French ace beats top seed Lucie Fialova to win WSA title 
By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad WSA Correspondent

Coline Aumard (right) forces the pace
Coline Aumard (right) forces the pace

Second seed Coline Aumard fully exploited home club advantage when she upset favourite Lucie Fialova in the final of the inaugural WSA du Comite du Val de Marne to win the WSA Tour 5 squash title at Centre Sportif Marie-Thérèse Eyquem in Creteil, France.

AumardcupThe Paris-born 25-year-old (pictured above with Fialova) reached the final – her ninth on the WSA Tour – after despatching Toulouse-based third seed Laura Pomportes in straight games in a 25-minute semi-final.

Fialova, the world No43 from the Czech Republic, needed almost twice as long to overcome fourth-seeded French opponent Cyrielle Peltier in four games in the other semi. The win also notched up Fialova’s ninth Tour final appearance.

But Aumard, now ranked three places higher than her opponent, was in commanding form in the final as she saw off Fialova 11-5, 11-5, 11-7 in 42 minutes to claim her second Tour victory over the 26-year-old from Prague in just under a year.

The triumph gives Creteil-based Aumard the fifth WSA Tour title of her career, and her third in just two months.

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WSA du Comite du Val de Marne, Creteil, France

1st round:
[1] Lucie Fialova (CZE) bt Tinne Gilis (BEL) 11-3, 11-7, 11-7 (25m)
[6] Sina Wall (GER) bt Ekaterina Marusan (RUS) 11-2, 11-3, 11-5 (17m)
[4] Cyrielle Peltier (FRA) bt [Q] Laura Gamblin (FRA) 11-4, 11-3, 11-4 (20m)
Anna Klimundova (CZE) bt [5] Maud Duplomb (FRA) 8-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-7 (51m)
[8] Linda Hruzikova (SVK) bt Enora Villard (FRA) 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 (27m)
[3] Laura Pomportes (FRA) bt Julia Lecoq (FRA) 10-12, 11-2, 11-6, 11-5 (42m)
[7] Nele Gilis (BEL) bt Ineta Mackevica (LAT) 11-0, 11-4, 11-3 (18m)
[2] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt Tessa ter Sluis (NED) 11-6, 11-4, 11-3 (21m)
[1] Lucie Fialova (CZE) bt [6] Sina Wall (GER) 11-6, 11-4, 11-8 (32m)
[4] Cyrielle Peltier (FRA) bt Anna Klimundova (CZE) 11-5, 11-4, 11-0 (26m)
[3] Laura Pomportes (FRA) bt [8] Linda Hruzikova (SVK) 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-7 (59m)
[2] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt [7] Nele Gilis (BEL) 11-2, 11-5, 10-12, 11-4 (35m)
[1] Lucie Fialova (CZE) bt [4] Cyrielle Peltier (FRA) 15-13, 10-12, 11-4, 11-1 (48m)
[2] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt [3] Laura Pomportes (FRA) 11-2, 11-6, 11-3 (25m)
[2] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt [1] Lucie Fialova (CZE) 11-5, 11-5, 11-7 (42m)

Picture courtesy of WSA 


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