|Tania Bailey (third from left) after winning second place at the 2011 BSBA Boston Open|
English squash player Tania Bailey had to concede during the fifth and final match against Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) at the 2011 Manor Open due to an unknown injury she sustained during the fourth.
After surpassing Belen Etchechoury (ARG), Nada Elkalaawy (EGY), and Birgit Coufal (AUT), Bailey found herself facing the eighty-third ranked Perry who won two matches pushing the game into a fifth. But something was noticeably different about Bailey who arduously chose to cut the match short, which meant taking home second-place.
Bailey is no stranger to injury having torn a hole in her knee last year during the 2011 Women’s World Team Championship in Palmerston, North New Zealand. The ensuing surgery forced her to spend the majority of the year in recovery. Yet she managed to make a triumphant return in September at the Carol Weymuller Open where she won first place and her sixth WISPA world title.
No news on the severity of her injury or how it will affect her early appearances on the 2012 WISPA World Tour schedule. Harrow Sports wishes her a speedy recovery.
Manor Open 2011
1st Round: vs. Belen Etchechoury (ARG) 11/4, 11/7, 11/2
Quarter-Finals: vs. Nada Elkalaawy (EGY) 11/5, 11/2, 11/4
Semi-Finals: vs. Birgit Coufal (AUT) 11/4, 8/11, 11/4, 11/1
Final: vs. Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 8/11, 11/8, 8/11, 12/10, 8/5 ret.