RESULTS: Monte Carlo Classic, Monte Carlo, Monaco
 Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt  Vanessa Atkinson (NED) 11-5, 11-7, 4-11, 11-9 (33m)
Abdel Kawy Hits The Jackpot At Monte Carlo
Omneya Abdel Kawy became the first Egyptian to win the Women’s Monte Carlo Classic title after beating former champion Vanessa Atkinson in the final of the $25,300 WISPA World Tour squash event in its 15th year at Stade Louis II in Monaco.
Atkinson, the third seed from the Netherlands who was champion in 2005, was celebrating her 40th appearance in aWISPA World Tour final.
But it was Abdel Kawy’s day as the 25-year-old top seed from Cairo fought for 33 minutes to beat Atkinson 11-5, 11-7, 4-11, 11-9 to celebrate her maiden title-winning triumph.
It was the latest success in a fine run of form for Abdel Kawy who reached the final of the World Open in her home country for the first time only last month.
The Monte Carlo Classic success marks the eighth Tour title of Abdel Kawy’s career.
The runner-up also had her share of the limelight, however, when a special presentation was made to Vanessa Atkinsonby The Monégasque Fédération to mark her tenth appearance in the Monte Carlo Squash Classic since the first edition in 1996 – in which she reached the final four times and won it in 2005.