Gilmour triumphs in Orleans


Kirsty Gilmour is back on the title trail.

Last year's European silver medallist gave herself a big boost before this year's championships in Kolding later this month by winning the women's singles title at the Orleans international this afternoon.

Gilmour followed up her Austrian Open triumph last month by beating Malaysian Ying Ying Lee 22-20 21-11 in the final after saving a game point at 20-19 down in the opener before taking control of the contest.

In yesterday's quarter-finals she came back from a game behind to wear down Delphine Lansac 24-26 21-13 13-7 at which point her French rival retired from their 63-minute battle.

In her semi-final the sixth seed, fighting her way back up the rankings to No, 45 following her long injury lay-off, disposed of Denmark's Sofie Dahl, again coming from behind to win 13-21 21-16 21-11.

This will Gilmour a real lift before the Euros, which is her next tournament.

Full results from Orleans at www.tournamentsoftware.com

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