03-Jul, Semis: Top seeds in Port Marly final
The WISPA Pyramides final will be contested by the top seeds,
Annie Au and Dominique Lloyd-Walter after both scored
straight-game victories in the semi-finals.
seed Au's match with Emma Beddoes saw both players winning strings
of points in the first two games, but the Hong Kong player tok both,
then took a very even 19-minute third game to reach the final.
Second seed Lloyd-Walter took advantage of nervous starts in each of
the three games by qualifier Tenille Swartz, holding off attempted
comebacks to secure victory.
Juniors bow out in Port Marly
Many of the juniors competing in the World Championship in Cologne
made the trip to Paris for the WISPA Pyramides, but the last of the
fell at the quarter-final stage.
New junior champion Amanda Sobhy found fourth seed Emma
Beddoes barring her way, while former champion Nour El
Sherbini was forced to give a walkover to qualifier Tenille
Beddoes now meets top seed Annie Au, while Swartz faces
second seed Dominique Lloyd-Walter, who ended junior interest
with a straight-games win over Kanzy El Dafrawy.
Mixed success for
world juniors in France
Many of the competitors from the recently-concluded World Juniors in
Cologne moved on to the outskirts of Paris to try their hands at a
WISPA, with mixed success.
Nour El Tayeb, still suffering from the injury that hampered her in
the Cologne final, retired early in the second game against
qualifier Sina Wall; Amanda Sobhy, the new junior
champion, saw off Lucie Fialova in straight games; Nour El
Sherbini, the deposed champion, beat Olivia Blatchford in four
games; Kanzy El Dafrawy beat Maud Duplomb in straight games.
Elsewhere, top seeds Annie Au and Dominique Lloyd-Walter
progressed easily enough, but qualifier Tenille Swartz scored
an upset win over third seed Joshna Chinappa.