Just back from the world open in Cairo. Great tournament for me getting to the semi finals.
Big win over Laura Massaro in the quarters and then a tough match with Raneem losing 3-1.
The final was amazing and summed up everything about the brutal highs and lows of sport. I still get goosebumps now thinking about it.
It was an incredible atmosphere and if anyone at the IOC were watching they should see what an incredible sport squash is and how much it deserves Olympic recognition!
For me it has been an amazing three weeks, to win the world teams in Canada two weeks ago and to be semi finalist this week has given me good confidence and am looking forward to taking that into 2015 with me.
A little break now over Christmas and then back into training ready for the TOC event in New York where in another major step forward we have equal prize money.
Fantastic for the game and hopefully most major events will be that in time.
Happy Christmas and happy new year.
Thanks for all the support
Alison beat Heba El Torky (Egy)
11/8, 11/6, 11/6 (34m)
Alison beat Sarah-Jane Perry
11/7, 11/6, 11/3 (31m)
Alison beat Laura Massaro
12/14, 11/2, 11/7, 11/9 (52m)
Alison lost to Raneem El Welily
6/11, 9/11. 11/9, 5/11 (48m)