Briggs Brings Home Vendee Open Crown

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RESULTS: WISPA Vendee Open, La Roche-sur-Yon, France

1st round:
[Q] Tesni Evans (WAL) bt [1] Lauren Selby (ENG) 11-9, 11-3, 2-11, 5-11, 12-10
[7] Siyoli Waters (RSA) bt Lisa Aitken (SCO) 11-3, 11-5, 11-6
[3] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) 11-8, 11-9, 11-4
[Q] Sally Skaarenborg (DEN) bt [5] Birgit Coufal (AUT) 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8
Celia Allamargot (FRA) bt [6] Carmen Lee (HKG) 11-7, 11-8, 11-6
[4] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt Cyrielle Peltier (FRA) 11-7, 11-8, 11-6
[8] Maud Duplomb (FRA) bt Faustine Gilles (FRA) 8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-8
[2] Olga Ertlova (CZE) bt Carrie Ramsey (ENG) 11-9, 11-6, 11-7

Quarter-finals:
[7] Siyoli Waters (RSA) bt [Q] Tesni Evans (WAL) 11-8, 11-9, 11-9
[3] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt [Q] Sally Skaarenborg (DEN) 11-4, 9-11, 11-4, 11-6
[4] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt Celia Allamargot (FRA) 11-4, 15-13, 11-9
[8] Maud Duplomb (FRA) bt [2] Olga Ertlova (CZE) 11-5, 11-4, 7-11, 11-5

Semi-finals:
[7] Siyoli Waters (RSA) bt [3] Coline Aumard (FRA) 11-5, 3-11, 11-9, 11-7
[4] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt [8] Maud Duplomb (FRA) 11-5, 11-3, 11-8

Final:
[4] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt [7] Siyoli Waters (RSA) 11-8, 11-7, 11-13, 11-5

Fourth seed Lauren Briggs was the winner of the inaugural WISPAVendee Open in France—and achieved her surprise success without beating a higher-seeded opponent in the WISPA World TourTour 4 squash event at Squash Yonnais in La Roche-sur-Yon.

The 31-year-old from London reached the final—the tenth Tour climax of her career—after overcoming a trio of Frenchwomen, including Cyrielle PeltierCelia Allamargot and Maud Duplomb

And in the final, Briggs battled for four games before getting the better of South Africa’s seventh seed Siyoli Waters, winning 11-8, 11-7, 11-13, 11-5 to notch up the seventh Tour title of her career.

 

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