Atkinson confirmed for Dutch Open
Atkinson has confirmed her entry for the Dutch Open
Squash 2010, which will take place from 16-21
November at Victoria Squash in Rotterdam.
The 34-year old Dutch ace will be one of the prominent stars
during the prestigious squash championship in Rotterdam. The
12-time national champion announced her retirement from
professional squash in May 2011 only a few weeks ago, during
the Soho Square Women’s World Open in Sharm El
Sheikh, and the Dutch Open will be her last international
appearance on home soil.
Atkinson is currently enjoying a rich spell of form. The
2004 World Champion slipped to 15 on the September WISPA
World Ranking, her lowest position since 1999, but has
bounced back strongly since by winning the US Open
title last weekend, finishing runner-up of the Irish Open
early last month and reaching the quarter finals of the
World Open in Egypt.
As a result the highest ranked Dutch player, who claimed a
historic European Team title earlier this year with her
compatriots Annelize Naudé, Orla Noom and
Margriet Huisman, will find herself back in the top-10
on next month’s (November) ranking.
Tournament director Tommy Berden is naturally upbeat
about the participation of his illustrious compatriot: “We
are delighted that Vanessa is competing in our event. Not
only is she the best Dutch player ever, but she is also back
in great form. We are looking forward to seeing her in
action one more time during the Dutch Open and we are
expecting many Dutch fans to visit the event to give her an
impressive farewell which she deserves.”
The third biggest squash tournament in Europe in 2010, the
Dutch Open will feature a PSA 3 Star event and a WISPA
Silver 20 competition, which will attract some of the
world’s best male and female players to Rotterdam, also
known as the ‘City of Sports’ in Holland.
The Dutch Open Squash 2010 offers a total prize fund of
US$55,000 as well as valuable world ranking points for
competitors from all over the world.
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