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Olivia Blatchford Clyne (right) with fellow finalist Nele Gillis

Weekend round-up: Blatchford Clyne motors to Detroit victory

US No2 Olivia Blatchford Clyne completed a faultless display to lift the Detroit Pro Classic with a straight games win in the final over Belgium’s Nele Gillis.

The home favourite and top seed didn’t drop a game all week and eased to a 3-0 win over the second seed.

The Belgian put up a strong fight in the 18-minute opening game before losing out 12-10. The loss seemed to knock the No2 seed out of her stride and after that it was plain sailing for Blatchford Clyne who wrapped up the win in 39 minutes by taking the second and third games 11-4, 11-6.

The victory at the Detroit Athletic Club was the World No19’s biggest triumph to date, landing her a 7th PSA title.

Detroit Pro Classic – Final
[1] Olivia Blatchford Clyne (USA) bt [2] Nele Gilis (BEL) 3-0: 12-10, 11-4, 11-6 (39m)

Mexico’s World No picked up his seventh PSA title with victory in the final of the APM Kelowna Open in Canada.

The second seed was pushed hard by Wales’ Emyr Evans who fought gamely for 55 minutes before going down 3-0.

APM Kelowna Open – Final
[2] Leonel Cardenas (MEX) bt [7] Emyr Evans (WAL) 3-0: 15-13, 11-9-11, 11-7 (55m)

The number three seeds reigned supreme at the Pacific Toyota Cairns Squash International after Malaysia’s Ooi Kah Yan and Hong Kong’s Chi Him Wong won the women’s and men’s titles.

Ooi was taken to five games by unseeded Yura Choe from Korea before winning in 52 minutes while Chi found New Zealand’s top seed Evan Williams easier to break down as he won in straight games in Cairns, Australia.

Pacific Toyota Cairns Squash International – Women’s Final
[3] Ooi Kah Yan (MAS) bt Yura Choe (KOR) 3-2: 7-11, 11-13, 11-6, 12-10, 11-7 (52m)
Men’s Final
[3] Chi Him Wong (HKG) bt [1] Evan Williams (NZL) 3-0: 11-7, 11-1, 11-2 (29m)

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