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Canadian Margo Green lifts squash plate

31 July 2002

In front of HRH the Earl of Wessex, Margo Green demolishes Jamaican Karen Anderson.

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Canadian Margo Green destroyed the hopes of Jamaica's Karen Anderson in sets of 9-0, 9-5 and 9-1 at the National Squash Centre this afternoon.

As the Earl and the Countess of Wessex looked on, Green, the 2000 Pan American Champion, started well and cruised through the opening game with ease.

Jamaican Karen Anderson found herself at 0-3 at the start of the second, but she grew in confidence as the game progressed to take the score to 5-7. But Green was too strong and it was soon 2-0 to the 30-year-old world No 52.

Ottawa-based Green made no mistake in sealing the win in the third game, as the Jamaican No 1 and Caribbean No 3 player was forced to settle for just one more point.

Margo Green was knocked out of the mainstream singles competition in the opening round by New Zealand's Shelley Kitchen, but had made heavy work of overcoming Papua Mew Guinea's Naluge Guy 7-9, 9-3, 9-3, 0-9, 9-7 to reach the final.

Anderson, on the other hand, fell to the eventual bronze medallist Rachel Grinham 9-0, 9-1, 9-4 in the opening round of the singles, but had cruised into the plate final with a walkover win.

Said Green afterwards of her plate victory: "It was a nice consolation after the first round loss. It's nice to still be able to keep playing and I felt more comfortable after each match."

"Being the tournament that it is it makes it more exciting, but of course it's always nice to be able to advance further in the main draw but, if this is the best I can do, it's better than nothing."

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