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Victor Crouin (left) and Mohd Syafiq Kamal ahead of the men's final in Bega

Weekend Round-Up: Crouin and Subramaniam Win Australian Open Titles

There was only one title available on the Challenger Tour this weekend, with Victor Crouin and Sivasangari Subramaniam winning the Australian Open crowns.

The Frenchman made it two victories in two weeks, as he won in Bega on the back of taking home the Mulgrave Country Club Victorian Open Championships title last Sunday.

No.1 seed Crouin took victory in Bega this week, thanks to a comfortable straight-games victory over No.2 seed Mohd Syafiq Kamal, to claim the biggest tournament win of his career.

He reached the final after beating another Malaysian, Addeen Idrakie, in the semi finals. Canada’s Thomas King and Dutchman Roshan Bharos were also dispatched on Crouin’s route to the final.

In the women’s competition, it was No.2 seed Subramaniam who reigned supreme, as she defeated Japanese No.5 seed Satomi Watanabe in the final.

Subramanium (left) and Watanabe ahead of the women's final

The Malaysian won the final in four games, having gone behind after the first. She then came back to win 5-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9 in 39 minutes, to claim her second straight title.

Subramaniam also secured victory in her last tournament. That came back in April, when the World No.48 won the Racquet Club Pro-Series event in St. Louis.

To reach the final in Bega, the Malaysian to overcome home favourite Christine Nunn in the semi finals, after beating Laura Tovar and Nadeen Kotb in the earlier rounds.

Men’s Final: Australian Open
[1] Victor Crouin (FRA) bt [2] Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) 3-0: 11-8, 11-4, 11-4 (33m)

Women’s Final: Australian Open
[2] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) bt [5] Satomi Watanabe (JPN) 3-1: 5-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9 (39m)

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