WORLD SQUASH NEWS
RESULTS: Partek South Australian Open Squash Championships, North Adelaide, Australia
 Amelia Pittock (AUS) bt  Peta Hughes (AUS) 8-10, 9-6, 9-7, 9-2 (59m)
Victorian Amelia Pittock enjoyed success over a Queensland player when she outlasted reigning Australian junior champion Peta Hughes 8-10, 9-6, 9-7, 9-2 to win the women’s title.
Pittock will also take a confidence boost into the Australian Open, where she is seeded number three.
The 23-year-old from Dromana claimed the third professional title of her career and her second of the year when she used superior shot-making to defeat the 20-year-old Hughes.
Pittock has also been weighing up her future in the sport recently, easing back on her workload after last year’s Commonwealth Games.
“I took some time off and wasn’t training as much as I could have,” she said. “But I’m loving it on the tour now and I’m really liking training.”
The first three games took 54 minutes, but when Pittock claimed the third 9-7 Hughes was broken and Pittock raced away to win the final game 9-2 in just five minutes.
“That last game went pretty quickly, but it was a gruelling match,” she said. “I really wanted to win this tournament … I’ve been training pretty hard so I’m really happy with the result.”
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WSQ 3949 Email: HowHard@aol.com 1 July 2007
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