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Fuller Fells Mesic to Lift Women’s Sekisui Crown


South Africa's Alexandra Fuller captured her first ever PSA World Tour title at the 2016 Women’s Sekisui Open, PSA W5 title in Kriens, Switzerland with a fine victory over Chloe Mesic.

World No.70 Fuller had been in exceptional form in the early stages of the tournament as she breezed through her early round encounters, defeating Marta Latorre Ramírez and Enora Villard before overcoming high-flying Spanish qualifier Xisela Aranda in the semi-final to set up a final encounter with French number three seed Chloe Mesic, who had also performed strongly throughout the tournament, beating German second seed Sina Wall in a highly competitive semi-final.

Determined to break her PSA World Tour title duck, Fuller took an early advantage and secured the first game 11-8 after a series of rallies that saw both players move each other around the court with abandon.

Despite enduring a spirited fightback from her French opponent in the second game, Fuller demonstrated her immense quality and skill in the third and fourth games, winning them 11-4 and 11-1, respectively, to lift her first PSA World Tour title.

The ever-improving South African will be looking to build on her success when she travels to Germany for the Paderborn Open in early April.

Result – Final: Women’s Sekisui Open 2016
[4] Alexandra Fuller (RSA) bt [3] Chloe Mesic (FRA) 3-1: 11-8, 6-11, 11-4, 11-1 (39m)

By Jonny Coverdale

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