Live reports from finals
(from down to up)
ENGLANDS WOMEN ARE THE CHAMPIONS
That’s it, 11/6 it was a solid performance from Massaro where she never really let Serme into the match. Serme fought back early in the third but after a lost ball it seemed that momentum was lost and Massaro quickly clicked back through the gears to ease across the line.
It is all Massaro at the moment, Serme doesn’t appear to have an answer, a dominant second game with a brutal scoreline of 11/1 takes England just one game away from defending their title.
Massaro continuing to look extremely sharp and focused as she powers to a 6-0 lead in the second.
Bullish start from Massaro 11/5
Massaro and Serme have had some breathtaking battles in the past, Serme must wins this one to keep France’s title hopes alive.
Lust finishes the job winning the third 11/6 and sets up England’s Laura Massaro to retain Team England’s title, France’s Camille Serme will have something to say about that first though!
With it being best of three ties for the Women, getting the first match is definitely a massive psychological advantage, once again a nip and tuck game but Lust looking the more focused again at the end, she takes it 11/8
Tight first game but Lust takes it 11/7
Kicking us off, Victoria Lust for England v Laura Pomortes for France
NETHERLANDS (2) V WALES (1) – 3/4 DIV 1 WOMEN
It’s bronze for the Netherlands, Congratulations!!
Van Der Heijden pulls away again, she takes the third 11/7 2-1 to the Netherlands.
It is a See-Saw match with neither player dominating for a sustained period, Saffery pulls it back all square at 6-6
Van Der Heijden sprints to a commanding 5-0 lead in the third
It’s another tight one but this time it is Saffery who sprints for the tape at the business end, she levels the match 1-1 taking the second 11/8
England v France will start after this one, but it will be later than the 11:00 scheduled start
Neck and neck to 6-6 and then to 10-10 but it’s Van Der Heijden who draws first blood in this deciding match taking a tight first 12/10
It is Deon Saffery for Wales and Milou Van Der Heijden for the Netherlands who will fight to decide on the bronze medal.
The match is tied as Evans takes the fourth 11/7 Evans has been simply superb this week. Wales will be proud
Evans needs three more points, they may be the hardest she has ever had to earn…and the most important.
Evans has responded brilliantly to the Grinham comeback taking an 8-3 lead in the fourth
Grinham’s legendary racket skill takes her to an early lead in the third and then to 11/4 has she blown out the fire from the Welsh dragoness?
This won’t be the first time Grinham has been 2-0 down in a match, can she use her vast experience to turn this tie or is Evans going to cruise to victory in three?
It’s Evans again, she is finding targets at will and looking very comfortable against the former world number 2, she takes the second 11/5
Evans off to another early lead in the second 7-1
Taking on Grinham on a glass court is no easy task, but Evans has shown this week she is more than capable in this arena, she takes a 4 point advantage to go 9-5 before pushing over the line to take the first 11/6
Can Tesni Evans from Wales take out Netherland’s Natalie Grinham to take this to a decider? They are on next!
She can and edges it 11/9 to win the match, Advantage Netherlands!
Ter Sluis takes a 5 point advantage to go 8-3, can she convert that lead for the Netherlands?
So we head into a fifth, Haley has the initiative and momentum back, will Ter Sluis respond?
Haley has sensed the danger and powers to a 5-1 lead and continues on to level the match with a convincing 11/5
It’s Ter Sluis who edges it in the third after Haley fights back to force a tiebreaker, 13/11 to the Dutch girl, she now leads Haley 2-1 Not much between these two at the moment.
Ter Sluis responds and hits straight back likewise 11/8
Jenny Haley fires off for Wales taking the first 11/8
On court for Wales is Jenny Haley and she takes on Netherlands Tessa Ter Sluis
Good Morning Squash Bugs! We are BACK! We kick things off today with the fight for bronze between Netherlands and Wales.