Fiona Moverley Claims Silverware

Fiona Moverley Claims Silverware

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Blog

Fiona Moverley Claims Silverware

Fiona Moverley has took the most lucrative women’s Open International de Squash de Nantes title ever after she defeated Belgium’s Nele Gilis in straight games at the $15,000 prize money tournament.

Moverley, the World No.24 from Hull, followed on where she left off after her dominant display against Canada’s Hollie Naughton in the last four as she controlled the pace of the final to go a game up.

Gilis dug in and looked on the brink of levelling the scores in the second game as she went 9-7 ahead but it was to be Moverley’s day as the 30-year-old took four points in a row to double her advantage before closing out the third to take it 11-9, 11-9, 11-7.

“It feels amazing,” said Moverley

“It’s the first tournament of the season and it’s amazing to get off to a great start and win the event. When you’re looking at the tournaments and planning your season, it was one of my targets to win this event so to achieve one out of one so far feels really good.

“I’ve been delighted with how I’ve played all week. It’s been a tough week, everyone in the draw are great players and it was fairly open so I just had to give it my best.”

Result – Final: 2017 Women’s Open International de Squash de Nantes
[2] Fiona Moverley (ENG) bt [4] Nele Gilis (BEL) 3-0: 11-9, 11-9, 11-7 (35m)

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