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Blake beats Hill and climbs two to No22

SQUASH: Aisling Blake beat English player Laura Hill in the opening round of the Monte Carlo Squash Classic in Monaco but went out in the second round to former world No1 Vanessa Atkinson who, like Blake, is based in the Netherlands. Blake now travels to Doha for next week's Qatar Open, where she is seeded No15.

Irish No1 Madeline Perry was playing at the Mexico Open, but went out in the quarter-finals to Egyptian player Raneem el Weleily. Next outing for Perry is the Dutch Open later in the month where she is No2 seed and likely to meet Blake in the quarter-finals.

Perry remains at No 6 in the current world rankings while Blake moves up two places to 22.