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24.03.2014

Egyptian Teen Wins First WSA Title at Geneva Open

41st Geneva Open 2014 - 

23/03/2014 Final Result: 

Nadine Ayman Shahin (EGY) bt [1] Lucie Fialova (CZE) 11-9 5-11 11-6 4-11 11-7 


Appearing in her first WSA final, unseeded Egyptian teenager Nadine Ayman Shahin came through a see saw five game battle with top seed Lucie Fialova to claim her first WSA title. Shahin did not have an easy path to the final, beating Tamika Saxby and Cyrielle Peltier, the third and fifth seeds, both in close straight games. In the semi final she was up against second seed Laura Pomportes who she lost to at the same stage in the Corsican Open back in 2012. After taking a two game lead she fought off the comeback of Pomportes to edge the deciding game. 

On the other half of the draw, Fialova, had a more straight forward path to the final, winning all her matches in straight games. She beat Annika Wiese, Thaisa Serafini and then stopped the run of qualifier Linda Hruzikova in the semi final. 

Nadine Ayman Shahin becomes the first unseeded player to win a WSA event since another Egyptian teenager, Yathreb Adel, won the Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas event in September 2013 as a qualifier. For Fialova, it is a third loss in a row in WSA finals. 

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