Final : Kennedy claims the title
England’s Gina Kennedy overcame top seeded American Olivia Fiechter in straight games to claim the Caroil Weymuller Open title at Heights Casino in Brooklyn.
Semis : Fiechter and Kennedy set up final clash
Top seeds Olivia Fiechter and Gina Kennedy will contest the Carol Weymuller Open final after semi-final wins over unseeded Yathreb Adel and Satomi Watanabe.
Quarters : Top seeds through to semis
Top seeds Olivia Fiechter and Gina Kennedy will both face unexpected opposition in the semis at Heights Casino as Hana Moataz and Satomi Watanabe came through the field to reach the last four.
Round Two : Night of upsets at Heights Casino
A series of upset results on day two at Heights Casino means that only the top three seeds reached the quarter-finals.
Round One : Elyateb and Garas gatecrash round two
Round One of the opening women’s event of the year saw six of the 9/16 seeds progress to round two, where they will meet the top seeds. Egyptian duo Nadine Garas and Salma Elyateb produced mini upsets as they beat Nour Aboulmakarim and Nicole Bunyan.
World #10 Olivia Fiechter will be the top seed at the 2023 Carol Weymuller Open at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn.
Fiechter, the US #2, made it to the final of the Malaysian Open in November, and she will be aiming to go one better in Brooklyn as the top seed for what would be the biggest title of her career.
The American will receive an opening round bye, before then taking on either England’s Millie Tomlinson or Egypt’s Zeina Mickawy in the last 16. Possible meetings with England’s #8 seed Lucy Turmel and Egypt’s World #14 Salma Hany would come prior to the final, if she was to go that far into the tournament.
England’s Georgina Kennedy, the World #12, is seeded #2 and scheduled to face off against Fiechter in the final, although to get that far she would have to beat fourth seed Sabrina Sobhy, who won their last meeting in Singapore. First, though, Kennedy will take on either Scotland’s Georgia Adderley or Egypt’s Nour Aboulmakarim in the second round, before a possible meeting with sixtyh seed Mariam Metwally.
India’s Joshna Chinappa will make her return to action after more than seven months out. The former World #10 made her last appearance on tour at May’s CIB PSA World Championships in Cairo. She is seeded #7 and will face either Egypt’s Hana Moataz or Latvia’s Ineta Mackevica in the second round.