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Waters Waltzes To Greenwich Open Win

England’s Alison Waters won the Women’s Harrow Greenwich Open in convincing style at the Field Club of Greenwich in the USA, beating Egyptian Omneya Abdel Kawy in straight games in the final of the $37,450 WISPA World Tour Silver squash event in Greenwich, Connecticut.

The top seed from London, ranked six in the world, reached the final without dropping a game – then despatched Abdel Kawy, one place below on the world list, 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 to pick up the third WISPA title of her career.

Second seed Abdel Kawy was celebrating her third appearance in the climax of the event since 2005 – and her third finish as runner-up.

But the 24-year-old from Cairo overcame stiff resistance from compatriot Raneem El Weleily in the semi-finals before winning 9-11, 11-7, 12-10, 7-11, 11-8.

Unseeded El Weleily made her breakthrough in the tournament when she removed England’s No3 seed Laura Massaro, the world No9 ranked 12 places higher, in a straight games quarter-final shock.

Final:
[1] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [2] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY)     11-8, 12-10, 11-8

Semi-finals:
[1] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [4] Vanessa Atkinson (NED)     11-7, 11-4, 11-9
[2] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt Raneem El Weleily (EGY)     9-11, 11-7, 12-10, 7-11, 11-8

Quarter-finals:
[1] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [8] Samantha Teran (MEX)     11-2, 11-6, 11-3
[4] Vanessa Atkinson (NED) bt [7] Engy Kheirallah (EGY)     1-11, 11-4, 4-11, 11-6, 11-9
Raneem El Weleily (EGY) bt [3] Laura Massaro (ENG)     11-8, 11-7, 11-7
[2] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt [5] Kasey Brown (AUS)     11-4, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7

1st round:
[1] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [Q] Aisling Blake (IRL)     11-3, 11-5, 11-0
[8] Samantha Teran (MEX) bt Lauren Briggs (ENG)     20-22, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8
[4] Vanessa Atkinson (NED) bt [Q] Manuela Manetta (ITA)     11-7, 11-9, 11-8
[7] Engy Kheirallah (EGY) bt [Q] Joelle King (NZL)     11-7, 8-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9
Raneem El Weleily (EGY) bt [6] Camille Serme (FRA)     6-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 12-10
[3] Laura Massaro (ENG) bt [Q] Line Hansen (DEN)     11-2, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6
[5] Kasey Brown (AUS) bt Tania Bailey (ENG)     11-5, 11-6, 11-9
[2] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt Latasha Khan (USA)     11-6, 11-8, 11-5

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