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Beddoes Bursts Through In Chicago

1 Mar 2008

England's Emma Beddoes claimed one of the best results of her career when she upset fourth seed Aisling Blake in the quarter-finals of the Women's Windy City Open to win an unexpected place in the last four of the WISPA World Tour squash event at the University Club of Chicago in Chicago, USA.

Fifth seed Beddoes, the 22-year-old world No54 from Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, took just three games to defeat her Irish opponent - ranked more than 20 places higher - 9-6, 9-4, 9-4.

Top seed Samantha Teran now awaits Beddoes after the Mexican beat sixth-seeded Canadian Tara Mullins 9-2, 9-1, 9-3.

Latasha Khan led US interest into the semi-finals with a comfortable 9-2, 9-2, 9-7 win over No8 seed Kirsty McPhee. The second seed from Seattle now takes on Louise Crome after the third seed from New Zealand defeated Dutch opponent Karen Kronemeyer 9-0, 10-8, 9-2.

Quarter-finals:
[1] Samantha Teran (MEX) bt [6] Tara Mullins (CAN) 9-2, 9-1, 9-3
[5] Emma Beddoes (ENG) bt [4] Aisling Blake (IRL) 9-6, 9-4, 9-4
[3] Louise Crome (NZL) bt [7] Karen Kronemeyer (NED) 9-0, 10-8, 9-2
[2] Latasha Khan (USA) bt [8] Kirsty McPhee (ENG) 9-2, 9-2, 9-7