Weymuller Open, New York, USA
 Alison Waters (ENG) bt  Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY)
9-11, 12-10, 11-5, 12-10
Waters Wins Biggest
Career Title At Carol Weymuller Open
appropriately at Heights Casino in New York that
England's Alison Waters recorded a new high in her
illustrious squash career - winning the WSA Gold 50 Carol
Weymuller Open to claim her 10th, but biggest, Tour title.
Londoner reached a career-high world No3 ranking in October 2010
- but just a year later saw her ranking plummet to 44 after
taking time out to recover from an Achilles injury.
Waters was back in
the world top five by the end of 2012 - since when she has won a
fourth British National Championship title and, in
August, secured a silver Commonwealth Games medal in the
Mixed Doubles in Scotland.
Seeded three, the
world No7 made her New York breakthrough in the semi-finals,
where she ousted Egypt's world No3 Raneem El Welily to
set up a final meeting with Omneya Abdel Kawy, the fifth
seed from Egypt.
competitive history goes back to January 1998 when they met in
the final of the British Junior U14 Open - with the
Egyptian recording a 6-9, 9-1, 9-4, 9-6 victory! Waters held a
10-5 Tour head-to-head advantage going into the match - and was
the winner of their most recent clash earlier this year in five
"The first game
started a little gingerly with both players trying to find their
rhythm, but they soon settled into some wonderful, long and
skilful rallies," reported tournament organiser Linda Elriani.
"The points went back and forth evenly until 7-7 with an array
of different winners around the court. Ali was concentrating on
keeping the ball out the middle where Omneya is so deadly and
managed to do so for the most part but as soon as the ball was
off the wall Omneya would step in with her volley drops and
finish the point."