A local article about Alison from the Welwyn & Hatfield Times
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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
Women’s World Team Squash Championships 2014
Appearing in their eleventh straight final, England won their seventh Women’s World Team title with a 2-1 victory over Malaysia.
Sarah-Jane Perry got England off to a great start with a 3-0 win but world number one Nicol David responded to set up a decider, which Alison Waters took in four games to give England the title – their first since Edmonton 2006, also in Canada.
FINAL: England 2-1 Malaysia
#3: Sarah-Jane Perry 3-0 Delia Arnold 11-8, 11-9, 11-7 (44m)
There has been a bit of a break since the last tournament (US open) so it has been a good chance to get some good training in.
Up next is the Women’s World team event in Canada. We leave on Friday 28th November. Really looking forward to going and it’s always a huge honour playing for England and something that is very important to me. It’s only held every two years and we are seeded two behind Egypt.
Check out http://www.wsfwomensteams.com for team details and the schedule for the week. Quarter finals onwards are being streamed on PSA squash tv so keep tuned in.
Come on England!!
For more information and to follow the event, please visit Squashsite
Alison spoke with England Squash & Racketball
Londoner Alison Waters today publicly thanked her family and friends for helping kick-start a transformation in her results that brought her the biggest WSA Tour title of her illustrious career in New York on Monday night.
The 30-year-old British champion saw her world ranking dip a place to seven at the beginning of this month after first-round defeats in the China and Malaysian Opens, but the Carol Weymuller Open witnessed a dramatic turnaround in her fortunes.