9 November 2009 – April-Kessy close Phuket Thailand open with gold medal yesterday at Karon beach, Phuket.
Gold medal match at 3 pm was the meeting between the top-seeded Jen Kessy-April Ross and thier old rival second-seeded Angie Akers-Tyra Turner another US pairs. The final result is winners for last year Kessy-Ross posting a 2-0 21-12 and 21-17 victory in 37 minutes over the second-seeded Akers and Turner. Kessy-Ross received the $30,000 or THB 1.5 million first-place prize.
While bronze medal belongs to 22nd-seeded Russians Maria Bratkova – Evgenia Ukolova who defeated 17th-seeded Lauren Fendrick-Ashley Ivy of the United States 15-21, 22-20, 15-9 in 53 minutes.