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Rachael Grinham (left) and Low Wee Wern (right) at the Tasmanian Open

Weekend RoundUp: Low Records Second Successive Title Since Comeback

Malaysia’s World No.254 Low Wee Wern recorded her second successive title at the City of Devonport Tasmanian Open as she came through qualifying to defeat top seed Australia’s former World No.1 Rachael Grinham.

Low continues her strong return to the PSA World Tour after a 20-month absence due to a serious knee injury. The former World No.5 recently won the Malaysian Open last week and backed this up as she knocked out number two seed Satomi Watanabe – who she defeated in the final of the Malaysian Open – en route to the final.

Low then faced Grinham in the final as she dispatched the former World Champion and World No.1 in straight-games in just 33 minutes by an 11-6, 11-7, 12-10 scoreline to win her ninth PSA World Tour title.


Results
Round One
[Q] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [2] Satomi Watanabe (JPN) 3-1: 11-6, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7 (40m)
[1] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt [Q] Colette Sultana (MLT) 3-1: 11-4, 11-4, 7-11, 11-4 (26m)
[4] Lee Ka Yi (HKG) bt [Q] Shehana Vithana (AUS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-2, 11-1 (18m)
[3] Tamika Saxby (AUS) bt [Q] Maggy Marshall (AUS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 (17m)
[8] Hana Ramadan (EGY) bt Aika Azman (MAS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-6, 11-1 (17m)
[6] Abbie Palmer (NZL) bt [WC] Grace Pattison (AUS) 3-0: 11-2, 11-2, 11-1 (12m)
[7] Wen Li Lai (MAS) bt Taylor Flavell (AUS) 3-1: 9-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-5 (38m)
[5] Jessica Turnbull (AUS) bt Nadia Pfister (SUI) 3-1: 11-5, 5-11, 11-5, 14-12 (30m)

Quarter-finals
[Q] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [7] Wen Li Lai (MAS) 3-0: 12-10, 11-7, 11-6 (24m)
[1] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt [5] Jessica Turnbull (AUS) 3-0: 11-5, 11-5, 11-8 (23m)
[8] Hana Ramadan (EGY) bt [4] Lee Ka Yi (HKG) 3-1: 11-4, 7-11, 11-6, 11-8 (34m)
[6] Abbie Palmer (NZL) bt [3] Tamika Saxby (AUS) 3-0: 11-5, 11-0, 11-1 (15m)

Semi-finals
[Q] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [8] Hana Ramadan (EGY) 3-1: 8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-8 (46m)
[1] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt [6] Abbie Palmer (NZL) 3-0: 11-3, 11-6, 11-7 (19m)

Final
[Q] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [1] Rachael Grinham (AUS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 12-10 (33m)

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