RESULTS: Women's Assore Central
Gauteng Open, Johannesburg, South Africa
Siyoli Celebrates Gauteng Glory
Runner-up two years ago, Siyoli Waters defeated fellow South
African Alexandra Fuller in the final of the Women's
Assore Central Gauteng Open to win the WSA Challenger 5
squash event at Parkview Squash Centre in Johannesburg
for the first time.
Top seed Waters, the 32-year-old reigning South African champion,
fought off 22-year-old Egyptian Farah Abdel Meguid in the
semi-finals to reach her 18th WSA Tour final.
Fuller's semi-final triumph took the South African number four into
her maiden Tour final. The 21-year-old No.4 seed from Cape Town dug
deep to overcome higher-ranked compatriot Cheyna Tucker, the
second seed, in a dramatic five-game battle.
But Waters, who had already taken out two fellow countrywomen
earlier in the event, extended her unbeaten run over Fuller to beat
her Cape Town colleague 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 in 29 minutes to claim the
ninth Tour title of her career.
"Alex is very competitive and if she is given any leeway in a match
she takes full advantage of it,"
said the triumphant Waters (pictured with Gaunteng Chairman Barry
Hendriks). "I had to get in early and take
control of the match."