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Lust lifts first WISPA title of the year

Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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RESULTS: Liberty Bell Open, Berwyn, USA

1st round:
[1] Manuela Manetta (ITA) bt Nayelly Hernandez (MEX) 13-11, 11-5, 11-8
[5] Lucie Fialova (CZE) bt Elpiniki Clement (USA) 8-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-9
[3] Miranda Ranieri (CAN) bt Deon Saffery (WAL) 11-9, 12-10, 4-11, 8-11, 11-6
[7] Leonie Holt (ENG) bt [Q] Karen Kronemeyer (NED) 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 13-11
[8] Thaisa Serafini (BRA) bt [Q] Sabrina Sobhy (USA) 11-4, 11-5, 4-11, 11-7
[4] Alexandra Norman (CAN) bt Tamika Saxby (AUS) 11-9, 10-12, 11-13, 11-9, 11-4
Imelda Salazar Martinez (MEX) bt [6] Ivonne Diaz (MEX) 11-5, 10-12, 11-8, 12-10
[2] Victoria Lust (ENG) bt Genevieve Lessard (CAN) 11-7, 11-3, 11-4
Quarter-finals:
[1] Manuela Manetta (ITA) bt [5] Lucie Fialova (CZE) 11-2, 11-5, 11-13, 11-5
[3] Miranda Ranieri (CAN) bt [7] Leonie Holt (ENG) 11-6, 12-10, 6-11, 11-2
[4] Alexandra Norman (CAN) bt [8] Thaisa Serafini (BRA) 13-11, 11-3, 11-8
[2] Victoria Lust (ENG) bt Imelda Salazar Martinez (MEX) 11-2, 11-9, 11-2
Semi-finals:
[1] Manuela Manetta (ITA) bt [3] Miranda Ranieri (CAN) 9-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 13-11
[2] Victoria Lust (ENG) bt [4] Alexandra Norman (CAN) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8
Final:
[2] Victoria Lust (ENG) bt [1] Manuela Manetta (ITA) 6-11, 11-4, 11-5, 15-13

Lust Lifts First Women’s Tour Title Of The Year

England’s Victoria Lust beat top-seeded Italian Manuela Manetta in the final of the Women’sLiberty Bell Open to lift the first WISPA World Tour squash title of the year at Berwyn Squash & Fitness Club in Berwyn, USA.

The second seed reached the final without dropping a game. But favourite Manetta, the world No31 from Parma, started off well by taking the first game from the English underdog.

But 21-year-old Lust battled back to take the next three games – the third after a lengthy tie-break – to record an unexpected 6-11, 11-4, 11-5, 15-13 victory.

The win rings up the third WISPA Tour title for the former British Junior champion from Cheltenham.

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