Emma Cook wins Women’s Singles title at Yonex Activcity East of Scotland Senior 2012.
Scotland’s Emma Cook displayed an elevated performance as she defeated Marlene Kay in the final showdown and claimed Women’s Singles title at Yonex Activcity East of Scotland Senior 2012 in Scotland, on Sunday, March 18.
Emma, who was the second seed in Women’s Singles main draw of the championship, had to work extra hard to chuck out her un-seeded opponent Marlene in a hard-fought rubber-set contest.
The second seed consumed 35 minutes in the court to overpower Marlene in a thrilling fight that took three games of fast and attacking badminton from both shuttlers.
On the other hand, Marlene won the opening set with an incredible margin. However, she lost her focus in the match and eventually lost the following two sets with a decent margin on the score board.
In the first game, Emma was shocked as she received a severe treatment from her lower ranked rival.
She could not play competitive badminton and remained struggling far behind on the score board until the one-minute break in the first set.
After the break, Marlene continued snapping Emma’s heel by playing to her maximum speed. She did not drop her speed at any stage in the game and remained in commanding position.
On the other hand, Emma could not live up to expectations in the first set and lost it with a humiliating margin of 9-21.
Nevertheless, in the second set, Emma played positive badminton and also matched the pace of rallies. She was focused this time and also managed a small lead until the break.
After the one-minute interval, the higher ranked Emma continued her elevated performance in the second game and managed to bag it with a comfortable score of 21-15.
In the deciding set, both ladies remained close in the first half as no one could get a good position in the set.
However, Emma managed to take a reasonable lead in the concluding half of deciding set and managed to win it with a three-point margin of 21-18.
Emma emerged as victorious of this 35-minute three-set final showdown with a 9-21, 21-15 and 21-18 score on the board.