Sarah Jane Perry Wins Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas

Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas, Toluca Mexico
[6] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bt [1] Line Hansen (DEN) 11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 13-11

Sarah Jane Perry completed a WSA World Tour title double after winning the Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas in Toluca Mexico, her second win in two weeks.

The 22-year-old Englishwoman beat three higher seeds on her way to the title, having recorded a similar victory in last week’s Pyramid International in New York.

Perry made short work of local first round opponent Ivonne Diaz, before fighting back from two games down to defeat No.3 seed Samantha Cornett of Canada.  She then stormed through the semi-final stage, taking the first game from No.2 seed and fellow Englishwoman Lauren Briggs without dropping a point, before closing out a confident four-game win.

She then faced Line Hansen, elevated to top seed following the withdrawal of Samantha Teran through injury before the event began.  The Danish favourite defeated Celia Allamargot in the first round, followed by confident wins over Thaisa Serafini and Nicolette Fernandes to meet expectations in reaching the final.

It was Perry again who started quickest, taking the opening game by a considerable margin.  A similar score-line followed in the second game, as the Dane struggled to assert herself against the young Englishwoman.  A change in tactic allowed the top seed the opportunity to get back into the game, and she duly won the third game but Perry returned refocused for a much closer fourth game.  She claimed the title on the tie-break as Hansen, ranked 10 places above Perry, was unable to quell the younger players’ energy.

The Englishwoman rose 10 places in last week’s November rankings release, and looks set to continue her elevation after claiming the third and biggest title of her career to date.

[6] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bt [2] Lauren Briggs (ENG) 11-0, 8-11, 11-9, 11-3
[1] Line Hansen (DEN) bt [8] Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) 11-8, 11-6, 11-8

[2] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt [5] Kylie Lindsay (NZL) 11-6, 11-9, 11-5 (26m)
[6] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bt [3] Samantha Cornett (CAN) 11-13, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-8 (47m)
[8] Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) bt [4] Siyoli Waters (RSA) 10-12, 11-7, 11-3, 11-4 (38m)
[1] Line Hansen (DEN) bt [7] Thaisa Serafini (BRA) 11-3, 5-11, 11-5, 11-5 (34m)

1st round:
[2] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt [Q] Karla Urrutia (MEX) 11-9, 11-7, 11-2
[5] Kylie Lindsay (NZL) bt [Q] Diana Elisa Garcia Fierro (MEX) 16-14, 5-11, 12-10, 7-11, 11-3
[3] Samantha Cornett (CAN) bt [Q] Monserrat Castellanos (MEX) 11-6, 11-2, 11-7
[6] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bt Ivonne Diaz (MEX) 11-8, 11-2, 11-7
[8] Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) bt Nayelly Hernandez (MEX) 11-4, 11-4, 11-5
[4] Siyoli Waters (RSA) bt [Q] Graciela Lopez Perez (MEX) 8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-4
[7] Thaisa Serafini (BRA) bt Zephanie Curgenven (ENG) 11-8, 11-9, 10-12, 8-11, 11-9
[1] Line Hansen (DEN) bt Celia Allamargot (FRA)11-3, 11-5, 11-2

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