Gilmour Czechs in with another title

Kirsty Gilmour
Kirsty Gilmour

Kirsty Gilmour followed her victory at the Polish International the previous month with a fine win at the Thwack Czech International in Brno.

The 19-year-old from Bothwell scored five wins on the way to lifting the title, starting with a 21-12 19-21 21-11 victory over England’s Sarah Walker.

She followed that by beating Czech player Katerina Tomalova 21-8 21-8 then toppled Denmark’s Lene Clausen 21-16 21-11 to reach the semi-finals.

There she knocked out top seed Kristina Gavnholt, coming from behind to win 21-23 21-14 21-19.

Gilmour then survived another three-game battle 21-18 10-21 21-13 against French fourth seed Sashina Vignes Waran to lift the trophy after a 55-minute battle.

Gilmour and Jillie Cooper, the third seeds, reached the women’s doubles final where they lost to England’s Heather Olver and Kate Robertshaw 21-16 21-15.