Fourth Title For Egyptian Teen Adel In WSA Finnish Open from WSA Media
February 13, 2013
- Teenager Yathreb Adel won the WSA Tour5 Finnish Open after beating
second seed Birgit Coufal.
The sixteen-year-old Egyptian, along with her three fellow top seeds,
received a bye through the first round of the event in Mikkeli,
Finland. She then defeated unseeded compatriot Raneem Hassan
Sharaf in 21-minutes to progress through to the semi-final round.
There, the Heliopolis-based teenager recorded the upset of the
competition after stunning top seed Lotte Eriksen of Norway in straight
games. Upon reaching her 5th WSA final, Adel then faced second
seed Birgit Coufal of Austria.
Coufal had seen a tougher campaign to the final than her final
opponent, beating Mennat Nasser of Egypt in a close-fought four
games. She then came back from a game down to defeat Victoria
Bell of England to a similar scoreline.
Adel’s momentum through the early stages continued throughout the
Finnish Open final. The Egyptian did enough to finish off a
narrow first game, before continuing to dominate the rest of the final,
completing the rout in 22-minutes.
The win secured the former world No.30 her fourth WSA World Tour title
in five final appearances, and is a welcome return to form for the
Egyptian following an long layoff at the end of 2012 that saw her slip
40 places in the WSA world rankings.