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Alison ‘wins’ Irish Open 2012 (23rd – 28th April)

Alison Waters (Q) beat Madeline Perry (1)
11/4, 11/4, 12/10 (3-0)

Semi Finals:
Alison Waters (Q) beat Laura Massaro (2)
11/9, 11/9, 12/10 (3-0) 

Quarter Finals:
Alison Waters (Q) beat Onmeya Abdel Kawy (4)
11/13, 11/4, 11/3, 13/11 (3-1)

Round 1:
Alison Waters (Q) beat Line Hansen (8)
11/8, 11/6, 11/4 (3-0)

Qualifying Finals:
Alison Waters (Q) beat Sarah-Jane Perry
11/3, 11/6, 11/1 (3-0)

Qualifying Round 1:
Alison Waters (Q) beat Claire O’Brien
11/0, 11/2, 11/2 (3-0)

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The women’s final promised to be a very close encounter between qualifier, although a former world No 3, Alison Waters, and the undisputed queen of Irish Squash Madeline Perry, the No1 seed and the current World No 4. Unfortunately for the capacity crowd here at Fitzwilliam the match was not as close as was expected, with Alison taking control from the start and dictating play somewhat, but with both ladies playing with great athleticism and grace, she took the first two games in what appeared quite comfortable style 11/4 each. Madeline seemed to be struggling a little with her movement, which she explained afterwards was due to very bad blisters on her feet, but she came back into the match much better in the third to take a well earned 7/2 lead, but slowly Alison bit into the lead to take a match ball at 10/9, and although Madeline saved that first one, thanks to a tin from Alison, Alison then took the extra points for a 12/10 win and a 3 – 0 match score in 40 minutes.

Alison – ”Delighted to have won here again in Dublin, to have beaten both Laura and Madeline along the way makes it feel really good. I feel as though I am getting back to somewhere near my best as I was before my injury and now I just want to get back to the top of the rankings again”

Reports and Results can be found at Squashsite

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