Women's Des Pyramides Squash Open, Le Port Marly, France
 Isabelle Stoehr (FRA) bt  Annelize Naude (NED) 6-9, 9-5, 9-3, 9-6 (49m)
 Jaclyn Hawkes (NZL) bt  Dominique Lloyd-Walter (ENG) 9-1, 9-4, 9-7 (41m)
In a battle between two recently-crowned national champions, it was Stoehr - the French title-holder - who prevailed, beating Dutch star Annelize Naude, the third seed, 6-9, 9-5, 9-3, 9-6 in 49 minutes.
Stoehr, the 28-year-old world No19 from Montpellier, is celebrating her 13th appearance in a Tour final - and her sixth on home soil.
Hawkes, a UK-based New Zealander from Auckland, despatched England's fourth seed Dominique Lloyd-Walter 9-1, 9-4, 9-7 in 41 minutes to earn her seventh WISPA final appearance.
In only her second Tour meeting with Naude, Hawkes will be keen to claim her first win - and endorse the rise above her Dutch opponent in the February world rankings to 18.
Issued by Howard Harding on behalf of WISPA
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WSQ 4366 2 March 2008
– but the sailors praise the new boats
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