Sun 21st, the Finals
 Vanessa Atkinson
(Ned) bt  Madeline Perry (Irl)
 Cameron Pilley (Aus) bt  Laurens Jan Anjema
11/13, 14/12 (105m)
Vanessa Atkinson played out of her skin today to
claim the Dutch Open Squash 2010 title in Rotterdam, the
'capital of sports' in the Netherlands.
34-year old Dutch player crowned a wonderful week with an
impressive win over Madeline Perry, the event's second seed,
in front of a packed gallery at the renowned Victoria squash
Atkinson started off slowly, going 2-6 down in the opening
game, but took charge from that moment onwards and totally
dominated her higher ranked opponent. The 2004 World
Champion displayed a level, which was simply too much for
Perry to handle, and romped home to a 11-9, 11-3, 11-7 win.
The Dutch Open triumph, her second, marks Atkinson's 24th
WISPA Tour title, and makes a perfect ending for the 12-time
Dutch National champion, who announced her retirement for
May 2011, therefore winning the last match and tournament
she competed in on home soil.
The celebrations no doubt will be big!
THIRD TIME LUCKY FOR PILLEY
Cameron Pilley made it 'third time lucky' at the
Dutch Open Squash 2010 when he defeated local hero
Laurens Jan Anjema in four close fought games in
tall Aussie made amends for losing out in the 2008 and 2009
Dutch Open finals, to England's Nick Matthew and Daryl Selby
respectively, by upsetting the seeding and denying the large
home crowd a double Dutch victory.
Pilley started the final in full swing, firing in blistering
drives from the onset, forcing his opponent to not take
control of the T-area. Anjema resisted heavily though and
the crowd where in for a real treat.
With the players matching each other in intensity and
determination, it was always going to come down to a few
points here and there, and Pilley ended up the one winning
the most important ones.
After 105 minutes the scoreboard showed a 11-7, 11-9, 11-13,
14-12 score line in favour of the Australian, who is sure to
rise in the world rankings due to his biggest tournament win
Despite his loss in today's final against his regular
practice partner, who moved to Holland almost three years
ago, Anjema will find himself in the world's top-10 next
month, for the first time ever, when the new PSA World
Rankings are revealed.