WOMEN’S HI-TEC WORLD SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFYING FINALS

"I think I've got used to her game now," said Chester-born Kippax. "We've played so many times already this year - and I've adjusted my game to suit.
 
"I'm delighted to qualify for the World Open main draw for the first time - I've been in qualifying five times before and never made it, so it's great to get there at last. It's extra special as it's in Manchester, with all the build-up."
 
Earlier,Manchester City Council Head of Leisure Eamonn O'Rourke welcomed the crowds in the centre at the official Opening Ceremony. "This is Manchester's sixth world championships this year and we're delighted to be hosting the Hi-Tec World Squash Championships."
 
In highlighting the significance of Squash in the city, O'Rourke pointed out that "there are 6,000 kids who are part of the Manchester Squash Development Programme."
 
After reigning world champions Amr Shabana and Rachael Grinham, of Australia, handed over the official World Squash Federation flag to England captains Lee Beachill and Vicky Botwright, England Squash Chairman Zena Wooldridge declared the championships open.
 
Updated women's 1st round draw:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) v Sharon Wee (MAS)
[13] Rebecca Chiu (HKG) v Lauren Briggs (ENG)
[8] Laura Lengthorn-Massaro (ENG) v Annelize Naude (NED)
[9] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) v [Q] Line Hansen (DEN)
[4] Natalie Grainger (USA) v [Q] Alana Miller (CAN)
[10] Vanessa Atkinson (NED) v Jaclyn Hawkes (NZL)
[6] Shelley Kitchen (NZL) v [Q] Delia Arnold (MAS)
[14] Madeline Perry (IRL) v Engy Kheirallah (EGY)
[12] Kasey Brown (AUS) v [Q] Low Wee Wern (MAS)
[5] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v Raneem El Weleily (EGY)
[16] Samantha Teran (MEX) v [Q] Annie Au (HKG)
[3] Natalie Grinham (NED) v Dominique Lloyd-Walter (ENG)
[15] Isabelle Stoehr (FRA) v [Q] Sarah Kippax (ENG)
[7] Alison Waters (ENG) v [Q] Latasha Khan (USA)
[11] Vicky Botwright (ENG) v [Q] Manuela Manetta (ITA)
[2] Rachael Grinham (AUS) v Louise Crome (NZL)
 
Qualifying finals:
Latasha Khan (USA) bt Lauren Siddall (ENG) 12-10, 11-8, 11-5
Sarah Kippax (ENG) bt Laura Hill (ENG) 11-9, 11-5, 11-3
Annie Au (HKG) bt Camille Serme (FRA) 11-5, 11-5, 11-6
Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt Suzie Pierrepont (ENG) 8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 5-11, 11-3
Alana Miller (CAN) bt Aisling Blake (IRL) 12-10, 4-11, 11-3, 3-11, 11-9
Manuela Manetta (ITA) bt Orla Noom (NED) 11-5, 4-11, 12-10, 12-10
Delia Arnold (MAS) bt Joshna Chinappa (IND) 4-11, 12-14, 11-9, 11-9, 12-10
Line Hansen (DEN) bt Elise Ng (HKG) 11-5, 11-5, 11-3
 
1st qualifying round:
Latasha Khan (USA) bt Emma Beddoes (ENG) 11-6, 11-4, 11-4
Lauren Siddall (ENG) bt Anna-Carin Forstadius (SWE) 11-5, 11-6, 11-2
Sarah Kippax (ENG) bt Laura Mylotte (IRL) 11-4, 11-2, 12-10
Laura Hill (ENG) bt Tatiana Damasio Borges (BRA) 11-4, 11-7, 6-11, 11-5
Annie Au (HKG) bt Tara Mullins (CAN) 11-2, 11-6, 11-5
Camille Serme (FRA) bt Dipika Pallikal (IND) 7-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5
Suzie Pierrepont (ENG) bt Joey Chan (HKG) 8-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-8
Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt Amelia Pittock (AUS) 11-9, 11-3, 11-8
Alana Miller (CAN) bt Vicky Hynes (ENG) 11-5, 11-8, 11-9
Aisling Blake (IRL) bt Emma Chorley (ENG) 11-6, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5
Orla Noom (NED) bt Lauren Selby (ENG) 11-3, 11-13, 11-3, 11-5
Manuela Manetta (ITA) bt Fiona Moverley (ENG) 7-11, 11-3, 11-3, 11-8
Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Georgina Stoker (ENG) 11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 10-12, 11-3
Delia Arnold (MAS) bt Lucie Fialova (CZE) 11-5, 11-4, 12-10
Elise Ng (HKG) bt Jenna Gates (ENG) 11-8, 4-11, 11-4, 11-6
Line Hansen (DEN) bt Luz Etchechoury (ARG) 11-1, 11-9, 11-4
 
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Hi-Tec World Open Squash Championships, Manchester, England
It was a case of 'sixth time lucky' for event Ambassador Sarah Kippax in the qualifying finals of the women's championship when she beat fellow Englishwoman Laura Hill 11-9 11-5 11-3 to claim her maiden place in the event's first round.