Ahn Eun Chan won her second WISPA title at the inaugural Indian Summer event
in Minneapolis/St Paul. The Korean number one came from a game down in her
quarter final against Celia Allamargot and prevailed in an epic semi final,
14-12 in the fifth, over Scotland's Alex Clark.
Her opponent in the final, Zephanie Curgenven, had never been beyond the 1st round of a tour event but the former England Junior international had shown
signs of great improvement recently after rediscovering her passion for the
game a few years ago. Curgenven beat Genevieve Lessard of Canada in the 1st
round 3-1 and then stunned top seed Milou Van Der Heijden 11-7 in the fifth
in the quarter finals. A few weeks ago Curgenven lost in the 1st round of
the Santiago Open to Alexandra Norman 3-1, this time though she was in
dominant form and eased past the Canadian 3-0.
The final was a fitting climax and neither player showed signs of the
efforts from their previous tough matches. Chan in the end just had a bit
more in the tank and took the match 11-6 in the decider.
It was Chan second title of the year and fourth final in 2011, a place in
the top 50 looks imminent.
Final:  Ahn Eun Chan (KOR) bt Zephanie Curgenven (ENG) 10-12 11-8 11-6
10-12 11-6 (46m)
Courtois Straight Through to the Semis
– Pauline Courtois leads after first day