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Squash - 23. November 2010.

Atkinson Finishes On A Home High In Rotterdam

RESULTS: Dutch Open, Rotterdam, Netherlands

[4] Vanessa Atkinson (NED) bt [2] Madeline Perry (IRL) 11-9, 11-3, 11-7 (36m)

Home favourite Vanessa Atkinson played out of her skin to claim the Dutch Open Squash 2010Rotterdam, the 'capital of sports' in the Netherlands.

The 34-year old from The Hague crowned a wonderful week with an impressive win over Madeline Perry, the event's second seed, in the final of the $25,300 WISPA World Tour event in front of a packed and appreciative crowd at the renowned at Victoria Squash Club.

Atkinson started off slowly, going 2-6 down in the opening game, but took charge from that moment onwards and totally dominated her higher-ranked opponent. The 2004 World Champion displayed a level which was simply too much for Perry to handle, and romped home to an 11-9, 11-3, 11-7 win.

The Dutch Open triumph, her second since 2002, marks Atkinson's 24th WISPA Tour title, and makes a perfect home country ending for the 12-time Dutch National champion who has announced that she will retire in May 2011.

For all the latest news, visit the official event site: www.dutchopensquash.nl

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