Siyoli Waters won
her third WSA World Tour title yesterday after dispatching surprise
finalist Salma Nassar in the Harrow Mediterranean Open
Egyptian Nassar, who came through
qualifying to make the main draw, beat top seed Lucie Fialova in
the first round of the Malta event. The 21-year-old from Cairo then
continued her run by defeating No.7 seed Zephanie Curgenven in
four games, and third seed Olga Ertlova in a close five games.
Waters meanwhile worked her way through
a host of French opposition, Cyrielle Peltier and Chloe Mesicin
the first two rounds, before a confident straight-games win over Laura
Pomportes ensured the South Africanís sixth WSA final appearance.
In the final, a narrow first game
tiebreak went in favour of Nassar, who looked like continuing her
surprise run by adding a second career title to her name. Waters had
other ideas however, and fought back after the initial setback and set
about dominating the proceedings. Two comfortable games saw the world
No.46 take the lead and the contest was finished off in four with
Waters claiming her first title since September 2011.