Fiechter wins all-American final in Philly
Second seed Olivia Fiechter claimed her fifth PSA title as she overcame compatriot Olivia Clyne in the final in Philadelphia. Clyne had beaten top seed Nele Gils to reach the final but it was US #2 Fiechter who took the spoils, winning 11-8, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8 in 55 minutes.
“I can’t believe it. It almost feels too good to be true!”
“It was just such a battle from the very first point to the very last – I really had to earn every single rally. Liv has been playing some great squash so I went into the match ready to mentally and physically leave it all out there.
“To win one of my biggest titles on the courts where I learned the game, in front of my family, friends and community, I just don’t think it gets any better… this will without a doubt be a night that I cherish forever. Moments like this don’t happen without an incredible support system around you so thank you Graeme, Peter, Danny, Moose, Beng Hee, Francisco, Mark, and Brigitte for all you do to help me be the best version of myself through the highs and the lows. And thank you Abir, US Squash, and Head for your unconditional support. I’m so grateful to Rich, PCC and everyone who made this event possible and I really hope I get the chance to return next year to defend the title!