Steph Gilmore Wins Swatch Trestles Pro
History was made this week with the first ever women’s event at Trestles and boy did the girls deliver and stand their ground on the world stage. The Swatch Women’s Pro Final was an all-Australian rematch of this year’s Fiji Women’s Pro, this time decisively clinched by five-time ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore, 26. Gilmore notched the event’s only Perfect 10 and added a 9.50 to take the win over Sally Fitzgibbons. (See recap video of Gilmore’s 10 point wave)
Final scores were 19.50 for Gilmore and 14.03 for Fitzgibbons (7.03 and 7.0). Second place for Fitzgibbons was sufficient to move the 23-year-old to the No. 1 spot on the rankings. Gilmore sits behind her in second place, and Carissa Moore (HAW), who was eliminated in Round 4, has dropped from first to third.
Gilmore said after her win, “This win is a really definitive moment for me this year I think. This event is really special and to be able to compete here is fantastic, I can’t believe I won. The World Title race just got even harder and more exciting so I’m looking forward to Europe.”
The Swatch Women’s Pro, the first ever women’s WCT at Lower Trestles, was Stop No. 7 on this year’s Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Championship Tour. No rest for the girls who will now jump on the first plane to France where the Roxy Pro in Hossegor will begin on Tuesday.
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