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New York (Sept 2012)

Qualifying 1st Rd... Alison Waters beat Birgit Coufal 11/6 11/4 11/0 (3-0)

Qualifying Finals ... Alison Waters beat Amanda Sohby 11/9 12/10 7/11 11/6 (3-1)

First Round ... Alison Waters beat Madeline Perry 11/7 8/11 11/7 11/2 (3-1)

Quarter finals. ... Alison Waters beat Nicol David 11/9 5/11 11/3 11/7 (3-1)

Semi finals. ... Alison Waters lost to Laura Massaro 7/11 7/11 4/11 (0-3)

I’m having a great time in New York! We are staying with a really nice family and are being well looked after and it feels like home which is nice!

So I came through two rounds of qualifying and had a good match with Amanda Sobhy in the last round winning 3-1! Got drawn out of the hat to play Madeline Perry in the first round and again won 3-1 in a close match!
In the quarters I played Nicol David and got my first ever win against her winning 3-1.

I felt good before I went on and I went on really believing I could win. I had a close match with Nicol in Australia about 6 weeks ago and knew that I wasn’t that far away.

I knew that if I could keep patient and really play the rallies well making sure I was hitting my targets then I could win!
So I was really pleased to win and something that I have been working towards!

In the Semis I then lost to Laura Massaro. She played really well and didn’t really give me a chance to get into the match. I felt a bit flat and actually really struggled to get myself going, and Laura didn’t allow me to!

So overall a great tournament and it’s taken me up to 8 in the world.

Have had a few days rest and been enjoying New York, shopping, eating and relaxing. Off to see a show tonight which am really excited about! We leave for Philadelphia Thursday and start qualifying Saturday! 

Philly here we come!!! 

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