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CERIANN GLEN ROLLS BACK THE YEARS TO GRAB A SEMI-FINAL BERTH

2008 champion Ceri Ann Davies – as she was then when she won the Women’s World Matchplay Singles title as a Welsh born - Australian representative against Debbie Stavrou - and who now lives in Scotland and is known as Ceri Ann Glen - overcame 2019 & 2020 champion, and reigning IIBC singles holder Julie Forrest in a fascinating battle between two very focused players.


Julie won the early exchanges with her repetitive draw shots, and although there wasn’t much to separate both players, CeriAnn never courted much luck and Julie won the opening tussle 8-6.


The second set looked ‘done and dusted’ as CeriAnn won the opening five ends to lead 8-0.


However, Julie showed real depth of character as she rolled in a two followed by a full count of four then a further double to stand all square at 8-8 playing the all-important, and tension packed last end.


Had Julie won the last end she would have avoided a tie break but if CeriAnn won the end then the match would be down for decision on the best of three end shoot out.


It was a dramatic and very nervy exchange, but CeriAnn regained the upper hand with that vital single, and then kept the momentum in the tie break to win 2-0 and stay on course for an opportunity to bridge that 15 year gap and regain the title



Match Result -

CeriAnn Glen (Wales) bt Julie Forrest (Scot) 6-8, 9-8, 2-0;




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