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Nele Gilis in action

Colossal battles grace the Granite Open Final Qualifying Round


The final round of qualifying for the Slaight Music and Roundtable Capital Granite Open, PSA W25 event produced some mesmerising clashes for gathered spectators in Toronto, Canada.

In a terrific match of immense quality, Belgian No.1 Nele Gilis came up against World No.48 Maria Toorpakai Wazir. Gilis started strongly and marched to a commanding 2-0 lead, however, under the stewardship of former World No.1 Jonathan Power, Wazir bounced back magnificently to level the score at 2-2, forcing the match into a decider. In a closely fought fifth game, Gilis ultimately prevailed 11-8 and progresses to the main draw where she will face Mexico’s Samantha Teran.

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