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Line Lands Carcassonne Crown

Runner-up in the previous staging of the event, Denmark’s Line Hansen successfully celebrated her return to the French town of Carcassonne by winning the Women’s Carcassonne City Open, the $5,700 WISPA World Tour squash event in its 10th year at the Paradis Squash De Carcassonne.

The top-seeded Dane reached the final without dropping a game – but then faced surprise Dutch opponent Orla Noom after the third seed upset England’s Lauren Siddall, the second seed, in straight games in the semi-finals.

After a slow start, Hansen battled to a 6-11, 11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4 victory over Noom, the 24-year-old world No43 from Hoofddorp who was celebrating her tenth WISPA final appearance.

The triumph marks the second WISPA Tour title success this year for Hansen, but the eighth of her career for the 27-year-old world No27 from Odense.

Final:
[1] Line Hansen (DEN) bt [3] Orla Noom (NED)     6-11, 11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4

Semi-finals:
[1] Line Hansen (DEN) bt [4] Maud Duplomb (FRA)     11-5, 13-11, 11-6
[3] Orla Noom (NED) bt [2] Lauren Siddall (ENG)     11-5, 11-9, 11-8

Quarter-finals:
[1] Line Hansen (DEN) bt [Q] Cyrielle Peltier (FRA)     11-5, 11-5, 11-6
[4] Maud Duplomb (FRA) bt Laura Pomportes (FRA)     11-8, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9
[3] Orla Noom (NED) bt Gaby Schmohl (SUI)     4-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-6
[2] Lauren Siddall (ENG) bt [8] Celia Allamargot (FRA)     13-11, 6-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-8

1st round:
[1] Line Hansen (DEN) bt Milou van der Heijden (NED)     11-5, 11-6, 11-3
[Q] Cyrielle Peltier (FRA) bt [6] Josefa Bertilsson (SWE)     11-4, 11-3, 11-6
[4] Maud Duplomb (FRA) bt Adel Weir-Nunan (RSA)     11-5, 11-4, 11-8
Laura Pomportes (FRA) bt [7] Anna-Carin Forstadius (SWE)     2-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-8
Gaby Schmohl (SUI) bt [5] Coline Aumard (FRA)     11-8, 11-7, 11-9
[3] Orla Noom (NED) bt [Q] Lisa Aitken (SCO)     11-8, 12-10, 11-9
[8] Celia Allamargot (FRA) bt [Q] Julia Lecoq (FRA)     12-10, 11-5, 11-7
[2] Lauren Siddall (ENG) bt [Q] Melissa Alves (FRA)     11-9, 11-9, 11-9

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