RESULTS: Keith Grainger Memorial UCT Squash Open,
Cape Town, South Africa
Siyoli Claims Cape Town Hat-Trick
week after winning the Central Gauteng Open in Johannesburg,
South African Siyoli Waters clinched her second successive WSA
World Tour title on home soil when she beat Egypt's Farah Abdel
Meguid in the final of the Keith Grainger Memorial UCT Squash
Open in Cape Town to take the title for the third year in a
Playing in her home town, top seed Waters reached the final of the
WSA Challenger 5 event at the University of Cape Town without
dropping a game.
final was a repeat of the Johannesburg semi-final in which Waters, the
32-year-old world No.33, toppled 22-year-old Meguid in four games.
Favourite Waters, the reigning South African champion, won the opening
game on a tie-break - and had to fight back from 2-7 down in the second
before finally extending her lead after winning the game 20-18.
led throughout the third, ultimately closing out the match 12-10, 20-18,
11-7 in 40 minutes to win the title for the third straight year.
know Farah really well having run into her often on tour, and it's great
to see her back playing after completing her studies,"
said Waters. "It's always an exciting challenge
playing the skilful Egyptian players on tour and I had to ensure I
started each game well and dominate the points, not allowing her to
display her skills.
the marathon second game I was just focusing on not putting the ball
into the tin, which I often do under pressure! Natalie's (Grainger)
words to me early on in the day really hit home, that I needed to be
more consistent in my approach, so it was important for me to win for
the third straight year.
such a privilege to have Natalie
(pictured above, centre, with Waters and men's champion Nathan Lake)
back in South Africa, a player we really look up to, especially that
back hand drop! Many thanks to Jean & Chris Grainger, my coach
Rowan Smith, Tecnifibre, Laser Logistics, friends, my church and my
supportive husband. I was really pleased to see so many squash playing
juniors in the crowd."