Fialova foils Kippax in Texas turnaround

All the cards fell as expected tonight in the Champion Fiberglass 2012 WSA Texas Open save for the match between Sarah Kippax and Lucy Fialova which was hotly contested, very physical and resulted in Fialova, fresh from retaining her Czech national title last weekend, coming from 2-1 down to upset the fifth seeded Englishwoman in a real rocker.

Fialova joins seven seeds in the quarter-finals, where she meets Kiwi Joelle King, the winner of that to face Hong Kong’s second seed Annie Au or Australian Melody Francis, who both beat American opposition in straight games.

Home hopes now rest with veteran Latasha Khan, who won a tough four-game encounter with Victoria Lust and now meets top seed Camille Serme of France.

The remaining quarter-final pitches together third and fifth seeds Samantha Teran and Donna Urquhart who, along with Serme, enjoyed straight-game round one wins.

Short video of King v Deon Saffery


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