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On Holiday in Bermuda! Anyone for Golf???

Alison on the Front Cover of ‘Squash Player’

Alison and The Women’s Sport Trust

 

Alison Waters on how 2014 was a game changing year for herself and the sport of Squash. – Women’s Sport Trust

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“2014 has been one of the best years of my career” – Professional Squash player, Alison Waters shares her Glasgow Commonwealth Games experience and explains why 2014 has been a game changing year for herself and the sport of Squash. See more at www.womenssporttrust.com/alison-waters-squash/

‘Welwyn Hatfield Times’ 07.01.2015

A local article about Alison from the Welwyn & Hatfield Times

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Women’s World Squash Championship

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

Ali xx

 

 

Alison’s Results

Round 1
Alison beat Heba El Torky (Egy)   
11/8, 11/6, 11/6 (34m)

Round 2
Alison beat Sarah-Jane Perry
11/7, 11/6, 11/3 (31m)

Quarter Finals
Alison beat Laura Massaro
12/14, 11/2, 11/7, 11/9 (52m)

Semi-Finals
Alison lost to Raneem El Welily
6/11, 9/11. 11/9, 5/11 (48m)

 

England are the new World Team Champions!!!

Women’s World Team Squash Championships 2014
1st – 6th December 2014 (Niagra-on-the-Lake, Canada)

In a dramatic climax to the 2014 SHOP.CA WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship today in Canada, second seeds England defeated first-time finalists Malaysia 2/1 to win the biennial World Squash Federation championship for the seventh time.

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)
#1: Laura Massaro 0-3 Nicol David  8-11, 9-11, 3-11 (44m)
#2: Alison Waters v Low Wee Wern  11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4 (69m)

 

Update 25th November 2014

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!!

Ali xx 

‘The US Open’ (9th-18th October)

 

Quarter Finals
(5) Alison lost to (3) Raneem El Welily 
9/11, 8/11, 5/11 (32m)

 

Last 16
(5) Alison beat Nouran Gohar (EGY)
12/10, 11/8, 1/11, 15/17, 11/2 (62m)

 

1st Round
(5) Alison beat (Q) Salma Hany Ibrahim (EGY)
11/9, 11/8, 11/3 (29m)

 

For more information and to follow the event, please visit Squashsite

‘Alison Thanks Family and Friends For Success’

Alison spoke with England Squash & Racketball
http://www.englandsquashandracketball.com/news/waters-thanks-family-and-friends-for-success

 

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.

“Yes, I didn’t have the best start back after the Commonwealth Games and I felt pretty low mentally after I got back from Shanghai,” Waters admitted.

“Without going into too much detail, I spoke to family and close friends about a lot of things, and they all helped me get back on track. It’s at times like these that you realise how important friends and family are, and I thank them so much for their support over the last period.”

The double 2014 Commonwealth Games medallist described the New York title as “definitely one of the highlights” of a WSA career that began in 2000.

“It’s my first WSA Gold tournament win and my first title for two years, so it feels pretty great to have won,” she said. “It’s always a tournament I enjoy, as it feels like home away from home, and so I think that helped me play some of my best squash.”

However, celebrations will have to wait, as Waters is straight back in Tour action on Saturday at the U.S. Open in Philadelphia, where she faces a qualifier in the first round.

“I just want to continue where I left off here really, to enjoy playing and to get stuck in 100% whether I’m winning or losing,” she said. “That was key for me this week. I gave it my all.”

Alison wins ‘Carol Weymuller Open 2014′ (New York)

Final:
Alison beat Omneya Abdel Kawy 
9/11, 12/10, 11/5, 12/10 (3-1)

Semi Final:
Alison beat Raneem El Welily

7/11, 9/11, 11/7, 12/10, 11/3 (3-2)

Quarter Finals:
Alison beat Nicolette Fernandes
14/12, 11/2, 11/4 (3-0)

1st Round: 
Alison beat Lina Hansen
11/6. 11/8, 11/5 (3-0)