Donna heads to Paris after semi-final loss
SHE fell one short of making the finals in Monte Carlo, but Australia's Donna Urquhart can head into next week's Women's World Teams Championships full of confidence after a strong showing in this week's $25,000 event.
Second-seed Urquhart was beaten 11-8, 11-5, 14-12 in 44 minutes by unseeded Englishwoman, Millie Tomlinson, in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Classic.
Urquhart struggled with consistency early, and a high error count made her task even harder.
She slipped back into her groove in the third game, but it was too late for the Australian, with Tomlinson setting up a final against fellow Englishwoman, Victoria Lust.
Urquhart will now head to Paris with her Australian teammates, Rachael Grinham, Christine Nunn and Tamika Saxby, to contest next week's Women's Team Championships.
Australia, the most successful country at the championships with nine titles, is seeded sixth for the event, and will take on Austria in the opening match.