The story of the tournament however was Gilmour’s straight-games shock of top seed Carolina Marin – only her second victory over the Spaniard in nine matches, and her first since 2014.
Gilmour then faced Germany’s Yvonne Li, and despite a tricky second game, sped ahead from 17-all in the second to clinch her first title since the Scottish Open 2018 – also a World Tour Super 100 event – nearly two years ago, 21-10 21-17.
Toma Junior Popov pressed ahead after beating fifth seed Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus in the second round; he eased past compatriot Thomas Rouxel, and then prevailed in a close quarterfinal battle against Germany’s Max Weisskirchen, who had earlier upset top seed Rasmus Gemke.
Popov made his way past Dane Ditlev Jaeger Holm before earning a tight win over Caljouw in the final, 22-20 19-21 21-14.
- Denmark stole the show in men’s doubles, with two young pairs, Jeppe Bay/Lasse MØlhede and Daniel Lundgaard/Mathias Thyrri, making the final. Bay and Moelhede got the better of their compatriots 21-13 21-15.
- Denmark also won the mixed doubles, with fourth seeds Mathias Christiansen/Alexandra BØje avenging their recent loss to Denmark Open champions Mark Lamsfuss/Isabel Herttrich 21-15 19-21 21-11 in the longest match of the day.
- Women’s doubles top seeds Gabriela Stoeva/Stefani Stoeva justified their top seeding with a comfortable 21-8 21-11 result over young Danish duo Amalie Magelund/Freja Ravn. The Danes had earlier upset senior compatriots and second seeds Sara Thygesen/Maiken Fruergaard in the semifinals in straight games.