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Finnish Open champion Milou van der Heijden (left) and runner-up Emilia Soini

Home hope Emilia battles hard but Milou wins in three
By POKU SALO – Squash Mad Correspondent

Milou van der Heijden won the Savcor Finnish Open final in fine style, beating home hope Emilia Soini in straight games.

Soini had played solidly all week to become the first Finnish player to reach the final in the tournament’s history.

But on the day she found van der Heijden, from The Netherlands, too strong. The crowd in Mikkeli all wanted Soini to rise to the occasion again after taking out England’s No.2 seed Lucy Turmel in the semi-finals.

But van der Heijden was decisive in many areas of the court. The second and third games were close, but the Dutch star overcame the Finnish champion, winning 11-6, 11-9, 11-9 in 27 minutes.

PSA $12,000 Women’s Savcor Finnish Open 2020, Sport Forum, Mikkeli, Finland.

[1] Milou van der Heijden (NED) bt [4] Emilia Soini (FIN) 11-6, 11-9, 11-9 (27m) 

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