RESULTS: Dutch Open, Rotterdam, Netherlands
 Vanessa Atkinson (NED) bt  Madeline Perry (IRL) 11-9, 11-3, 11-7 (36m)
Atkinson Finishes On A Home High In Rotterdam
Home favourite Vanessa Atkinson played out of her skin to claim the Dutch Open Squash 2010 title in Rotterdam, 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.
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