MACAU OPEN 2012

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1st ROUND  (18th October)
Opponent: Donna Urquhart
Nationality: Australia
Seed: 4
World Ranking: 17
RESULT: WON 3/2 9/11 8/11 11/5 11/7 11/9
 
A tough match in many ways, and super thrilled to have followed through and taken in in the end. I caused an upset by beating the World No.17, tournament 4th seed. I remember looking at the clock when i was 2-0 down, and seeing that we had only been playing for 20min, and i knew that i just wanted to make this match longer. Earlier, i had watched two player friends cause upsets themselves, and that reminded me that we have all trained hard to be here, and gotta grab our opportunities when they present themselves.
 
QUARTER FINALS
Opponent: Aisling Blake
Nationality: Ireland
Seed: 7
World Ranking: 26
Lost: 11/3 12/10 11/6
 
 
 I wish i could have backed up the next match with the same tenacious performance, but was too tentative and not as patient. I played like I was the one under pressure, but she was still the higher seed, with more to prove. This is something i must learn fast, to relax and continue to play my game fearlessly!
Slowly the puzzle pieces are falling into place:)
 
 
NEXT UP . . .
 
Pyramides International New York Open
(26th – 28th October)
 
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4 Responses to “MACAU OPEN 2012”

  1. Hey girl – just saw your current world ranking on your website – you are climbing!! All the best in New York – go out hard! Emma.x

  2. Thanks Emma! So good to hear from you. Still hoping that some tours will take me closer to your neck of the woods. A catchup is loooong overdue 🙂 Hope you’re good. x

  3. We appreciate seeing your progress. Well done. I wish there were more players like you. You know how limited squash news are in South Africa. @mmncedi

  4. Thanks for the encouragement, Mncedi!

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