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02/05/2015
Keith Grainger Memorial 2015 (Women)

Keith Grainger Memorial 2015
Women's Draw
25-Apr to 01-May, Cape Town, $5k
Round Two
28 Apr
Quarters
29 Apr
Semis
30 Apr
Final
01 May
[1] Siyoli Waters (Rsa)
11/6, 11/0, 11/5 (22m)
[Q] Ria Kennerley (Eng)
Siyoli Waters
11/7, 11/7, 11/5 (22m)
Lume Landman
 Siyoli Waters
11/4, 11/6, 11/9 (25m)
Milnay Louw
Siyoli Waters
12/10, 20/18, 11/7
Farah Abdel Meguid
[7] Lume Landman (Rsa)
11/7, 11/5, 11/6 (28m)
Kacey-Leigh Dodd (Rsa)
[5] Milnay Louw (Rsa)
11/0, 11/5, 1/4 (18m)
[Q] Gill van Vlaanderen (Rsa)
Milnay Louw
11/9, 11/6, 11/8 (28m)
Alexandra Fuller
[4] Alexandra Fuller (Rsa)
11/1, 11/3, 11/1 (18m)
[Q] Sharon Bender (Rsa)
Alexa Pienaar (Rsa)
11/6, 11/6, 11/4 (33m)
[3] Farah Abdel Meguid (Egy)
Farah Abdel Meguid
11/7, 11/8, 9/11, 11/6 (37m)
Hana Essam Khedr
 Farah Abdel Meguid
11/3, 11/7, 11/9 (28m)Elani Landman
Sacha West (Rsa)
11/3, 18/16, 12/10 (35m)
[6] Hana Essam Khedr (Egy)
Karen Schultz (Rsa)
11/6, 11/6, 11/3 (20m)
[8] Elani Landman (Rsa)
Elani Landman
11/9, 6/11, 13/11, 5/11, 11/8 (51m)
Cheyna Tucker
[Q] Danielle van Niekerk (Rsa)
11/3, 11/7, 11/2 (18m)
[2] Cheyna Tucker (Rsa)

RESULTS: Keith Grainger Memorial UCT Squash Open, Cape Town, South Africa

Siyoli Claims Cape Town Hat-Trick

Just a 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 row.

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.

The 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.

Waters 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.

"I 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.

"In 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.

"It's 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."
 

 


 

 

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