Blatchford finished second in March's U.S. nationals in Charlottesville.
Blatchford finished second in March’s U.S. nationals in Charlottesville.

Days after winning her fifth career WSA title in Paderborn, Germany, American world No. 37 Olivia Blatchford has continued her winning streak in the first round of the $15, 000 Gillenmarkets Irish Open.

In a repeat of Saturday’s Paderborn Open, the twenty-two-year old from Wilton, Connecticut, defeated France’s Cyrielle Peltier in four games to advance to Thursday’s quarterfinals.

Blatchford now faces thirty-eight-year old Madeline Perry for the second Irish Open in a row. Top-seeded Perry, world No. 18, announced that she will retire from the WSA tour following the 2015 Irish Open, ending a career that began in 1999.

In the 2014 Irish Open, Blatchford upset Perry in a five-game quarterfinal.

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