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Blake Wins Hemubo Trophy In Almere

24 May 2010

Ireland's Aisling Blake won the Hemubo Squash Trophy 2010 with a comprehensive win over England's Lauren Siddall in the climax of the WISPA World Tour 4 championship in the Dutch city of Almere.

Blake, the 28-year old top seed from Dublin, fought her way to the final with straight games victories over Dutch opponent Milja Dorenbos and France's Laura Pomportes before being tested over four games by Orla Noom, the third seed from the Netherlands, in the semi-finals.

Blake seemed at ease from the start of the final against her taller English opponent Siddall, the No2 seed who also survived a tough semi-final, beating Dutch number two Annelize Naude 11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 11-7.

But Blake dominated play and never relinquished control of the match, forcing errors out of her opponent and hitting winners of her own. The Irish ace won a well-contested first and raced through the next two games to win 11-9, 11-3, 11-7 and claim her fourth WISPA Tour title.

1st round:
[1] Aisling Blake (IRL) bt [Q] Milja Dorenbos (NED) 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-4
[8] Laura Pomportes (FRA) bt Ivonne Diaz (MEX) 11-4, 11-7, 11-6
[3] Orla Noom (NED) bt Carrie Hastings (ENG) 11-3, 14-12, 11-7
[5] Lauren Selby (ENG) bt [Q] Dagmar Vermeulen (NED) 11-4, 11-8, 11-3
[Q] Margriet Huisman (NED) bt [7] Josefa Bertilsson (SWE) 11-2, 11-1, 11-3
[4] Annelize Naude (NED) bt [Q] Nihal Alaa Bayoumi (EGY) 11-8, 11-3, 11-2
Imelda Salazar Martinez (MEX) bt [6] Birgit Coufal (AUT) 3-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-9
[2] Lauren Siddall (ENG) bt Milou van der Heijden (NED) 11-4, 11-8, 11-4
Quarter-finals:
[1] Aisling Blake (IRL) bt [8] Laura Pomportes (FRA) 11-2, 11-6, 11-2
[3] Orla Noom (NED) bt [5] Lauren Selby (ENG) 11-7, 2-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8
[4] Annelize Naude (NED) bt [Q] Margriet Huisman (NED) 11-13, 13-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6
[2] Lauren Siddall (ENG) bt Imelda Salazar Martinez (MEX) 11-1, 11-1, 11-5
Semi-finals:
[1] Aisling Blake (IRL) bt [3] Orla Noom (NED) 14-12, 7-11, 11-6, 11-5
[2] Lauren Siddall (ENG) bt [4] Annelize Naude (NED) 11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 11-7
Final:
[1] Aisling Blake (IRL) bt [2] Lauren Siddall (ENG) 11-9, 11-3, 11-7