But after a tie-break in the decider, it was eighth seed Stephan who prevailed over unseeded Alves to win the WSA Challenger 5 squash event
Third seed Whitlock, ranked 27 in the world, made her breakthrough in the semi-finals where she defeated Denmark's No.2 seed Line Hansen for the first time.
Malaysia's Nicol David is seeded to win her sixth British Open title in Hull later this year according to the women's draw for the 2015 Allam British Open Squash Championships which was announced today.
Australia's Donna Urquhart, a former world No.13 plagued by injuries for the past two years, marked her comeback
Egypt's world No.2 Raneem El Welily claimed the biggest WSA World Tour squash title of her career when she upset Malaysian favourite Nicol David.
England's Laura Massaro began the defence of her Windy City Open presented by Guggenheim and EquiTrust Life Insurance Company title in style.
Eight qualifiers from eight separate nations earned places in the main draw of the Windy City Open
Nicolette Fernandes and Joey Chan both crashed out of the first round of the WSA International 25 squash event
Malaysian Nicol David has created a new world record for the length of time a squash player has topped the world rankings.
The top four seeds safely made it through to the semi-finals of the Winnipeg Winter Club Women's Open
Raneem El Welily became the first Egyptian winner of the Women's J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title
Natalie Grinham will make her comeback at the first Women's Squash Association World Series championship of the year.
Nicol David, the record eight-time women's world champion who this month began her tenth year as world number one, is the sport's ultimate ambassador.
Malaysia's Nicol David celebrates the ninth anniversary of first becoming world number one
The shortest reign in world championship history came to an end in Cairo when fifth seed Alison Waters upset England team-mate Laura Massaro.
England's defending champion Laura Massaro moved one step closer to a third successive appearance in the final of the Wadi Degla Women's World Squash Championship