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1997 Women's World Open Squash Championship

Women's World Open 1997
14th WISPA World Squash Championship
LocationAustralia Sydney, Australia
Date(s)October 13–19, 1997
WISPA World Tour
CategoryWorld Open
Prize money$75,000
Results
Gold medal world centered-2.svg ChampionAustralia Sarah Fitzgerald
Silver medal world centered-2.svg Runner-upAustralia Michelle Martin
Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Semi-finalistsEngland S Wright / Australia C Owens
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The 1997 Women's Mazda World Open Squash Championship was the women's edition of the 1997 World Open, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players. The event took place in Sydney in Australia during October 1997. Sarah Fitzgerald won her second World Open title, defeating Michelle Martin in the final.[1]

Seeds

  1. Australia Sarah Fitzgerald (Champion)
  2. Australia Michelle Martin (Final)
  3. England Cassie Jackman (Quarterfinals)
  4. England Sue Wright (Semifinals)
  5. Australia Carol Owens (Semifinals)
  6. Australia Liz Irving (Quarterfinals)
  7. Germany Sabine Schoene (Quarterfinals)
  8. England Suzanne Horner (Quarterfinals)
  9. England Linda Charman (Second Round)
  10. England Fiona Geaves (Second Round)
  11. England Jane Martin (Second Round)
  12. South Africa Claire Nitch (Second Round)
  13. New Zealand Leilani Joyce (Second Round)
  14. New Zealand Philippa Beams (Second Round)
  15. Australia Robyn Cooper (Second Round)
  16. South Africa Natalie Grainger (Second Round)

Draw and results

First round Second round Quarter finals Semi finals
1 Australia Sarah Fitzgerald 9 9 9
Spain Natalia Meneu 1 0 0 1 Australia Sarah Fitzgerald 9 9 9
15 Australia Robyn Cooper 9 9 15 Australia Robyn Cooper 3 3 6
New Zealand Sarah Cook 7 4 ret 1 Australia Sarah Fitzgerald 9 9 9
8 England Suzanne Horner 9 9 9 8 England Suzanne Horner 3 0 4
Australia Emma Major 1 3 7 8 England Suzanne Horner 9 4 9 9
10 England Fiona Geaves 9 9 9 10 England Fiona Geaves 2 9 4 1
Australia Vicki Cardwell 0 4 4 1 Australia Sarah Fitzgerald 9 9 9
4 England Sue Wright 10 9 9 4 England Sue Wright 2 0 4
Australia Toni Weeks 9 5 7 4 England Sue Wright 9 9 9
14 New Zealand Philippa Beams 9 6 9 9 14 New Zealand Philippa Beams 3 1 0
Australia Natarsha Tippett 3 9 0 7 4 England Sue Wright 9 9 9
6 Australia Liz Irving 9 9 9 6 Australia Liz Irving 1 5 5
Egypt Maha Zein 3 6 0 6 Australia Liz Irving 9 9 2 9 Final
16 South Africa Natalie Grainger 9 9 9 16 South Africa Natalie Grainger 6 4 9 6
Austria Pamela Pancis 3 3 4 1 Australia Sarah Fitzgerald 9 5 6 9 9
2 Australia Michelle Martin 9 9 9 2 Australia Michelle Martin 5 9 9 2 3
Australia Kate Major 1 0 5 2 Australia Michelle Martin 9 9 9
13 New Zealand Leilani Joyce 9 9 9 13 New Zealand Leilani Joyce 5 3 0
England Jenny Tranfield 2 3 0 2 Australia Michelle Martin 1 9 9 9
7 Germany Sabine Schoene 9 9 9 7 Germany Sabine Schoene 9 2 5 5
New Zealand Jade Wilson 5 0 3 7 Germany Sabine Schoene 9 9 9
9 England Linda Charman 9 4 9 9 9 England Linda Charman 4 0 4
England Tracey Shenton 1 9 1 3 2 Australia Michelle Martin 6 9 9 10
5 Australia Carol Owens 2 9 9 9 5 Australia Carol Owens 9 2 6 8
Netherlands Vanessa Atkinson 6 0 3 5 Australia Carol Owens 8 6 9 9 9
11 England Jane Martin 9 9 9 11 England Jane Martin 10 9 2 4 2
Australia Melissa Vacca 1 1 3 5 Australia Carol Owens 4 9 7 9 9
3 England Cassie Jackman 8 9 9 9 3 England Cassie Jackman 9 6 9 0 6
Australia Kim Keevil 10 3 3 2 3 England Cassie Jackman 9 9 10
12 South Africa Claire Nitch 9 10 9 12 South Africa Claire Nitch 2 5 8
Australia Rachael Grinham 1 9 5

See also

References

  1. ^ "Womens Squash World Open 1997".

External links

Preceded by
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
1996
World Open
Sydney (Australia)

1997
Succeeded by
Stuttgart (Germany)
1998