1998 Women's World Open Squash Championship

The 1998 Women's World Open Squash Championship was the women's edition of the 1998 World Open, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players. The event took place in Stuttgart in Germany during November 1998. Sarah Fitzgerald won her third World Open title, defeating Michelle Martin in a repeat of the 1997 final.[1]

Women's World Open 1998
15th WISPA World Squash Championship
LocationGermany Stuttgart, Germany
Date(s)November 2–8, 1998
WISPA World Tour
CategoryWorld Open
Prize money$70,000
Results
Gold medal world centered-2.svg ChampionAustralia Sarah Fitzgerald
Silver medal world centered-2.svg Runner-upAustralia Michelle Martin
Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Semi-finalistsEngland Sue Wright
England Suzanne Horner
← 1997 Australia United States 1999 →

SeedsEdit

  1.   Sarah Fitzgerald (Champion)
  2.   Michelle Martin (Final)
  3.   Sue Wright (Semifinals)
  4.   Suzanne Horner (Semifinals)
  5.   Carol Owens (Quarterfinals)
  6.   Sabine Schoene (Second Round)
  7.   Leilani Joyce (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Linda Charman (First Round)
  9.   Liz Irving (Second Round)
  10.   Fiona Geaves (Second Round)
  11.   Claire Nitch (Second Round)
  12.   Philippa Beams (Second Round)
  13.   Jane Martin (Second Round)
  14.   Natalie Grainger (Quarterfinals)
  15.   Rebecca Macree (Second Round)
  16.   Jenny Tranfield (First Round)

Qualifying RoundEdit

Player One Player Two Score
  Pamela Nimmo   Kia Paasivirta 9/2 9/2 9/7
  Tania Bailey   Narelle Tippett 9/2 6/9 9/5 9/4
  Maha Zein   Vicky Botwright 9/5 3/9 10/8 9/0
  Sabine Baum   Melissa Vacca 9/2 9/3 9/4
  Sarah Cook   Helen Macfie 9/1 9/2 9/2
  Daniela Grzenia   Ina Meine 1/9 9/4 9/1 9/5
  Melanie Jans   Salma Shabana 9/0 9/7 5/9 2/9 9/4
  Karen Hargreaves   Kim Hannes 9/6 9/5 9/2

Draw and resultsEdit

First round Second round Quarter finals Semi finals
1   Sarah Fitzgerald 10 9 9
  Tracey Shenton 8 2 4 1   Sarah Fitzgerald 9 9 9
Q   Tania Bailey 0 2 9 9 9 Q   Tania Bailey 4 0 3
16   Jenny Tranfield 9 9 6 4 5 1   Sarah Fitzgerald 9 9 9
14   Natalie Grainger 9 5 9 9 14   Natalie Grainger 4 7 4
  Rachael Grinham 3 9 3 7 14   Natalie Grainger 9 9 9
6   Sabine Schoene 4 3 9 9 9 6   Sabine Schoene 4 0 3
Q   Sarah Cook 9 9 7 1 7 1   Sarah Fitzgerald 10 9 9
3   Sue Wright 10 9 9 3   Sue Wright 9 4 2
  Natarsha Tippett 2 1 0 3   Sue Wright 9 9 9
12   Philippa Beams 9 3 9 9 12   Philippa Beams 3 3 2
  Maha Zein 5 9 3 5 3   Sue Wright 4 7 9 9 9
5   Carol Owens 10 9 9 5   Carol Owens 9 9 6 7 3
Q   Sabine Baum 8 2 4 5   Carol Owens 9 9 9 Final
15   Rebecca Macree 8 0 9 9 9 15   Rebecca Macree 5 3 4
  Vanessa Atkinson 10 9 7 7 0 1   Sarah Fitzgerald 10 9 2 3 10
2   Michelle Martin 9 9 9 2   Michelle Martin 8 7 9 9 9
  Senga Macfie 0 0 0 2   Michelle Martin 9 9 8 9
10   Fiona Geaves 9 9 5 9 10   Fiona Geaves 4 3 9 3
Q   Melanie Jans 6 1 9 6 2   Michelle Martin 9 9 9 9
7   Leilani Joyce 9 9 9 7   Leilani Joyce 7 1 10 5
  Tegwen Malik 4 5 1 7   Leilani Joyce 9 2 9 9
13   Jane Martin 9 9 9 13   Jane Martin 2 9 2 4
Q   Pamela Nimmo 2 0 2 2   Michelle Martin 9 9 9
4   Suzanne Horner 4 9 9 9 4   Suzanne Horner 3 0 5
  Kate Major 9 6 7 1 4   Suzanne Horner 9 9 7 9
9   Liz Irving 9 9 9 9   Liz Irving 2 0 9 6
Q   Karen Hargreaves 1 0 4 4   Suzanne Horner 9 2 7 9 9
  Stephanie Brind 10 9 9   Stephanie Brind 7 9 9 5 1
8   Linda Charman 8 3 3   Stephanie Brind 9 9 4 9
11   Claire Nitch 9 9 9 11   Claire Nitch 4 1 9 1
Q   Daniela Grzenia 6 1 4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Womens Squash World Open 1998".

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Sydney (Australia)
1997
World Open
Stuttgart (Germany)

1998
Succeeded by
Seattle (United States)
1999