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Melbourne move pays dividends as Christine sinks seeds in NSW Open
By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent

Christine Nunn savours her success at Thornleigh
Christine Nunn savours her success at Thornleigh

Australian Christine Nunn achieved the goal she set herself at the beginning of the year by claiming the Women’s New South Wales Open title – and thereby winning the first WSA World Tour title of her career.

The Canberra-born 23-year-old is reaping the rewards of a 2013 move to Melbourne, where she is now coached by former world No1 Sarah Fitz-Gerald.

Nunn, seeded four in the WSA Tour 5 event at Thornleigh Squash Centre in Sydney, made her breakthrough in the semi-finals where she ousted second-seeded New Zealander Kylie Lindsay in straight games.

Now in the second Tour final of her career, Nunn faced Coline Aumard – the No3 seed from France who also produced a stunning semi-final upset to remove Australia’s top seed Lisa Camilleri.

Women’s New South Wales Open, Sydney, Australia:

1st round:
[13] Selena Shaikh (AUS) bt Alexia Clonda (EST) 11-4, 13-11, 12-10
Victoria Leow (AUS) bt [12] Eloise O’Connor (AUS) 11-7, 6-11, 13-11, 11-7
[11] Karman Siu (HKG) bt Reyna Pacheco (MEX) 11-5, 11-8, 11-3
[15] Heather Pilley (AUS) bt Iritana Gray (AUS) 11-4, 11-3, 11-1
Shannon McNamara (AUS) bt [8] Lakeesha Rarere (AUS) 11-5, 5-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-3
[7] Vanessa Chu (HKG) bt Rachael Gibson (AUS) 11-1, 11-4, 11-1
[10] Sina Wall (GER) bt Sarah Nelson (AUS) 11-6, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4
[14] Lee Ka Yi (HKG) bt Moana Gray (AUS) 11-8, 11-5, 11-3
Abbie Palmer (NZL) bt [9] Liu Kwai Chi (MAC) 11-5, 11-3, 11-2
Jasmine Chan (AUS) bt [16] Samantha Calvert (AUS) 11-4, 11-1, 11-6
2nd round:
[1] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt [13] Selena Shaikh (AUS) 11-3, 11-3, 11-4
[5] Carmen Lee (HKG) bt Victoria Leow (AUS) 11-5, 11-6, 11-3
[3] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt [11] Karman Siu (HKG) 11-5, 11-9, 11-7
Shannon McNamara (AUS) bt [15] Heather Pilley (AUS) 11-6, 11-1, 11-7
[7] Vanessa Chu (HKG) bt [10] Sina Wall (GER) 11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 9-11, 11-4
[4] Christine Nunn (AUS) bt [14] Lee Ka Yi (HKG) 11-5, 8-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-1
[6] Jessica Turnbull (AUS) bt Abbie Palmer (NZL) 8-11, 7-11, 14-12, 11-5, 11-6
[2] Kylie Lindsay (NZL) bt Jasmine Chan (AUS) 11-3, 11-8, 11-7
Quarter-finals:
[1] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt [5] Carmen Lee (HKG) 11-3, 11-7, 12-10
[3] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt Shannon McNamara (AUS) 11-6, 11-8, 11-3
[4] Christine Nunn (AUS) bt [7] Vanessa Chu (HKG) 12-10, 11-9, 11-6
[2] Kylie Lindsay (NZL) bt [6] Jessica Turnbull (AUS) 11-5, 11-9, 11-7
Semi-finals:
[3] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt [1] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) 5-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-4, 11-6
[4] Christine Nunn (AUS) bt [2] Kylie Lindsay (NZL) 11-2, 11-4, 11-4
Final:
[4] Christine Nunn (AUS) bt [3] Coline Aumard (FRA) 11-9, 8-11, 11-2, 11-5

 

Picture courtesy of WSA

 

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