Tomlinson Takes Historic Bucharest Title

RESULTS: Women’s Dafi Consult Invest Squash Open, Bucharest, Romania

1st round:
[5] Leonie Holt (ENG) bt Emma Custance Baker (ENG) 11-2, 11-1, 11-7 (24m)
[7] Ekaterina Marusan (RUS) bt Ayuna Khantaeva (RUS) 11-3, 11-7, 11-9 (31m)
[6] Anna Klimundova (CZE) bt Alina Ionut (ROM) 11-1, 11-1, 11-1 (18m)
[8] Tessa ter Sluis (NED) bt Elin Harlow (WAL) 10-12, 12-10, 12-10, 11-8 (48m)
[1] Fiona Moverley (ENG) bt [5] Leonie Holt (ENG) 11-3, 11-7, 11-6 (34m)
[4] Chloe Mesic (FRA) bt [7] Ekaterina Marusan (RUS) 11-8, 11-6, 11-5 (25m)
[3] Victoria Temple-Murray (ENG) bt [6] Anna Klimundova (CZE) 11-4, 11-3, 11-8 (32m)
[2] Millie Tomlinson (ENG) bt [8] Tessa ter Sluis (NED) 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 (27m)

[1] Fiona Moverley (ENG) bt [4] Chloe Mesic (FRA) 11-3, 11-7, 11-4
[2] Millie Tomlinson (ENG) bt [3] Victoria Temple-Murray (ENG) 8-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-3
[2] Millie Tomlinson (ENG) bt [1] Fiona Moverley (ENG) 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 (40m)

Victory over top-seeded compatriot Fiona Moverley in the final of the Women’s Dafi Consult Invest Squash Open in Bucharest saw England’s Millie Tomlinson make history by winning the first Women’s Squash Association (WSA) World Tour event to be staged in Romania.

Seeded two, the 23-year-old from Derbyshire reached the third Tour final of her career when she overcame fellow countrywoman Victoria Temple-Murray in a four-game semi-final.

Favourite Moverley cruised through to the final without dropping a game, seeing off fourth-seeded French opponent Chloe Mesic in the other semi.

But Tomlinson, the world No.59 (pictured above, right, with Moverley) who is yet to lose a Tour final, put an end to Moverley’s winning streak – upsetting her higher-ranked opponent 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 to claim her third, and historic, Tour title.


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