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Hong Kong Open

First Round 
Alison Waters beat Emma Beddoes 11/4 11/3 11/2

Last 16
Alison Waters beat Line Hansen 12/10 11/3 6/11 11/7

Quarter Finals
Alison Waters lost to Omneya Abdel Kawy 9/11 11/9 11/6 8/11 9/11

It was a big week in Hong Kong mainly due to the fact that the IOC were visiting for an Olympic visit. We are trying to get into the 2020 Olympics ( if you don’t know this then where have you been hiding?!!) and we were being assessed over the course of two days to see if we have what it takes to be an Olympic sport.. Of course we do!!!! The setting for the semis and final was on the spectacular harbour front, what a perfect setting; decision is next may so hopefully they liked what they saw.

Squash wise for me it started off well beating Emma Beddoes 3-0 who was coming back after a foot injury, then had a close match with Line Hansen, Line played really well and didn’t make it easy for me at all. Onto the quarter final downstairs on the lively one sided class court vs the inform Omneya Abdel Kawy. Very tight game and in every game it was point for point almost, no one really getting much of a lead at all. It was a fine margin between me losing 11-9 in the 5th and winning 11-9 in the 5th. Omneya played the big points well at the end and all credit to her really. I didn’t think I played badly at all, but some things to work on now which could make the small difference between the win and the loss.

Home now and having a few days recovering mainly from the 13 hour flight home and the 8 hour time difference. Then it’s back to training and then off next week to the Cayman Islands for the world open, the biggest tournament of the year. I missed last year’s world open due to injury so am really looking forward to playing this year! It’s pretty open this year and anyone on their day can cause an upset so it should be an exciting event.

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