Alison Waters out of Windy City Open at quarter-final stage

PUBLISHED: 13:53 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:54 02 March 2018

Welwyn Garden City's Alison Waters beat Hania El Hammamy to reach the quarter-final of the Windy City Open. Picture: STEVE LINE/SQUASHPICS.COM

Welwyn Garden City's Alison Waters beat Hania El Hammamy to reach the quarter-final of the Windy City Open. Picture: STEVE LINE/SQUASHPICS.COM

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Welwyn Garden City’s Alison Waters continued her fine form before bowing out in the quarter-finals of the Windy City Open.

The world-ranked number 10 female squash player had reached the national final a week earlier, but she bowed out to the defending champion, and second seed, Raneem El Welily.

The Egyptian took 32 minutes to claim the straight-sets victory, running out the winner by a 11-8, 11-3, 11-8 score.

Waters had reached the last eight in Chicago with a hard five-set success over 17-year-old Hania El Hammamy, who had defeated the multiple world champion Nicol David in the previous round.

“It was tough,” said Waters. “She’s only 17 and she’s an amazing player with a great future ahead of her.

“That was one of the oldies, I’ve got to keep these young ones behind me.

“I thought we both played really well and we have quite similar styles so I think we both complimented each other quite well and both like hitting hard and attacking.”

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