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England's Georgina Kennedy wins Scottish Squash Open title in Inverness


By Will Clark

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Georgina Kennedy stormed to victory in the women's final at the Scottish Squash Open in Inverness.

Georgina Kennedy is Scottish Open champion. Picture: Callum Mackay
Georgina Kennedy is Scottish Open champion. Picture: Callum Mackay

The number four seed took just 20 minutes to defeat fellow English player Grace Gear 3–0 (11–0, 11–3, 11–3) at Inverness Tennis and Squash Club on Sunday afternoon.

Kennedy (24) who is number 58 in the world was thrilled that she managed to secure the title in emphatic fashion.

"I am really happy with my performance as I have played Grace a few times and I know how lethal she can be," she said.

"Even when I was 8–0 up in the first game, I still had to be 100 per cent focussed because I know she is capable of getting back in it.

"That was the best that I have played all week and after the semi final I wanted to be more aggressive in my hitting and find my targets better.

"I'm glad I did that to win the tournament."

Georgina Kennedy (top) in action against Grace Gear. Picture: Callum Mackay
Georgina Kennedy (top) in action against Grace Gear. Picture: Callum Mackay

Kennedy says she ranked her victory in the Scottish Open equal to anything she has achieved in her career.

Now she is looking forward to competing at the US Open in Philadelphia next week with a first round match against Haley Mendez of the United States.

"I hope to win my first round match, that is definitely my goal, but I will take one match at a time.

"If I can get through the first round it is another good opportunity to face a world top 10 ranked player.

"But the first round will be difficult so I'm taking one match at a time."

Georgina Kennedy in action. Picture: Callum Mackay
Georgina Kennedy in action. Picture: Callum Mackay

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