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WSA: Whitlock’s Swiss triumph

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Emily Whitlock in action

Whitlock in third successive title win in Switzerland.
Teenage sensation Emily Whitlock continues her excellent 2012 campaign by winning the $5K Swiss Open 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. 

In her third successive WSA World Tour title win, Whitlock beat Coline Aurmard of France in the final, one of three Frenchwomen she would play on route to claim the title.

The 18-year-old beat fellow teenager Julia Lecoq in the first round, followed by No7 seed Lotte Eriksen of Norway in the quarters, both 3-0.  She continued her three-game trend throughout the competition, beating Laura Pomportes in the semi before defeating Aumard in the final.

Aumard, the No3 seed for the event, had earlier beaten No2 seed Olga Ertlova of the Czech Republic on her way to the final, but was unable to stop Whitlock in her challenge for the title.  The final was closely fought, with Aumard pushing hard in the first, and later forcing a tie-break situation in the second game.

Ultimately though, the young world No32 was too good, and is surely showing a positive sign of things to come as she continues to rise up the rankings.Final

[1] Emily Whitlock (ENG) bt [3] Coline Aumard (FRA) 11-9, 12-10, 11-5

 

Semi-finals:

[1] Emily Whitlock (ENG) bt [5] Laura Pomportes (FRA) 11-5, 11-7, 11-3

[3] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt [2] Olga Ertlova (CZE) 11-9, 11-7, 12-10

Quarter-finals:

[1] Emily Whitlock (ENG) bt [7] Lotte Eriksen (NOR) 11-4, 11-1, 11-4

[5] Laura Pomportes (FRA) bt [4] Maud Duplomb (FRA) 11-6, 12-10, 11-5

[3] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt Nihal Alaa Bayoumi (EGY) 11-4, 11-4, 11-5

[2] Olga Ertlova (CZE) bt [6] Zephanie Curgenven (ENG) 3-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-2, 12-10

 

1st round:

[1] Emily Whitlock (ENG) bt Julia Lecoq (FRA) 11-2, 11-3, 11-6

[7] Lotte Eriksen (NOR) bt [Q] Belen Etchechoury (ARG) 11-1, 11-4, 11-7

[4] Maud Duplomb (FRA) bt [Q] Oxane Ah-Hu (FRA) 11-9, 11-4, 11-4

[5] Laura Pomportes (FRA) bt Mayar Aly Ezzo (EGY) 11-8, 11-5, 12-10

Nihal Alaa Bayoumi (EGY) bt [8] Chloe Mesic (FRA) 11-8, 11-7, 14-12

[3] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt [Q] Melissa Alves (FRA) 11-7, 11-4, 11-6

[6] Zephanie Curgenven (ENG) bt Dominika Witkowska (POL) 11-8, 11-4, 11-0

[2] Olga Ertlova (CZE) bt Cyrielle Peltier (FRA) 11-7, 12-10, 11-6

 

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