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Whitlock Whittles Down Nunn to Claim Calgary Crown


Defending champion Emily Whitlock became the first woman to lift two PSA World Tour title in 2016 after defeating Australia's Christine Nunn in the final of the Calgary CFO Consulting Services Women's Squash Week, PSA W15 event.

World No.17 Whitlock, who beat former World Champion Rachael Grinham in last year’s final, was marked as a strong favourite from the outset and asserted her dominance in the opening rounds. The Englishwoman comfortably beat Hollie Naughton, Teh Min Jie and Milou van der Heijden en route to the final.

Whitlock's opponent in the final was No.3 seed Christine Nunn who had produced some outstanding form to defeat Malaysia's Rachel Arnold 3-0 in the quarter-final before overcoming Danielle Letourneau in the next round to advance to the final.

In a hotly anticipated tournament decider, both players started strongly to entertain the gathered spectators. After Nunn upset the odds to capture the first game 14-12, Whitlock responded resolutely to level the match in the second, also winning by a 14-12 margin.

Buoyed by her impressive fightback in the second game, Whitlock continued to excel in the third game as her opponent gradually faltered. Whitlock clinched the third for the loss of just two points before winning the fourth game to seal a 12-14, 14-12, 11-2, 11-6 victory and a 15th career PSA World Tour title.

Result – Final: Calgary CFO Consulting Services Women’s Squash Week 2016
[1] Emily Whitlock (ENG) bt [4] Christine Nunn (AUS) 3-1: 12-14, 14-12, 11-2, 11-6 (65m)

By Jonny Coverdale

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