Ryan aims to avoid a Women’s Singles White-wash
The 2015 Women’s Singles champions will look to take her second Australian Open title in three years, but in-form former Australian youth representative Georgia White stands in her way A clinical performance by 2015 Australian Open Women’s Singles champion Ellen Ryan has secured her spot in her third Australian Open final in as many years.
After clinching the coveted singles title in 2015, Ryan and partner Julie Keegan finished runners-up in the 2016 Women’s Pairs to Rebecca Van Asch and Anne Johns and has the chance to claim a second Australian Open title at the tender age of 20.
Ryan was clinical in her defeat of South African international Elma Davis, leading all the way to run out a 21-11 victor. To cap off her fantastic day, Ryan is still alive in both the Women’s Pairs and Fours at the semi-final chance and is now a solid favourite to take out the coveted Player of the Tournament, awarded to the player who accumulates the most Rankings points during the event.
Standing in her way is in-form Queenslander and former Australian youth representative Georgia White (Club Helensvale, QLD), who had it slightly tougher against Mareeba’s former Queensland representative Sue Brady, eventually prevailing 21-15.
White is also in hot form and is also still alive in the Women’s Fours semi-finals as part of Chloe Stewart’s defending champion side, and is therefore also a good chance of the Player of the Tournament title.
The Women’s Singles Final will be held tomorrow at 11:00am on Broadbeach Bowls Club’s show-rink, with the match shown LIVE on Fox Sports 505!
Check out the complete Women’s Singles fixture and results here