INTRODUCTION The Women's World Squash champion, Heather McKay, won the British Women's Open championship for the 16th time on Thursday (3 March) by beating Barbara Wall in an all-Australian final.
TOP VIEW PAN Mrs McKaY (wearing dark striped dress) winning first set against Miss B. Wall PAN UP TO scoreboard at 9-3 (2 shots) - British Women's Open Squash Championship, London, U.K.
CU ZOOM OUT Mrs McKay in play in second set
TOP VIEWs Play continues with Mrs McKay winning point and second set by 9-1 (2 shots)
CU Mrs McKay in play in the third set
TOP VIEW Play continues and Mrs McKay wins point
SV Game in progress
TOP VIEW Mrs McKay wins point, set and championship and shakes hands with Miss Wall
CUs Cameraman films Mrs McKay holding trophy (2 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION The Women's World Squash champion, Heather McKay, won the British Women's Open championship for the 16th time on Thursday (3 March) by beating Barbara Wall in an all-Australian final. Mrs McKay won by 9-3, 9-1, 9-2.
SYNOPSIS: Mrs McKay, in the dark striped dress, was quite relaxed. She made Miss Wall earn her few points. With each successive year it becomes more unlikely that Mrs McKay's world-beating number of wins will ever be equalled.
The world champion is now 35 years old. But she seems as quick and decisive as ever, and has even added to her devastating repertoire of strokes.
In the second set, Mrs McKay showed some of her finest form of the match. She won it easily nine games to one.
Miss Wall, a Perth professional, was unseeded in the tournament. She's new to the English scene and, after the championships, will start a year's coaching in England.
Mrs McKay and her husband live in Toronto, Canada, where they run a coaching club. She's to return home next week.
Mrs McKay dismissed Miss Wall in only 29 minutes after she won the third set by nine games to two.
Players from Australia, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Canada and Sweden took part in the championships.