Final heartbreak again for Waters at squash's Cleveland Classic

PUBLISHED: 17:11 21 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:11 21 February 2017

Alison Waters. Picture by squashpics.com

Alison Waters. Picture by squashpics.com

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In what was a repeat of the 2016 final, Welwyn Garden City's Alison Waters fell to defeat at the hands of France's Camille Serme at the PSA Cleveland Classic.

Against the top seed on Tuesday night, Waters, the second seed, had started well and stormed into a 2-0 lead (12-10, 11-9).

However, world number two Serme, who has recently claimed the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions and Delaware Investments US Open titles, responded.

The 27-year-old won the next two games (11-7, 11-8) to level the final and take it to a decider.

With momentum on her side, the defending champion prevailed 11-7 to continue her rich vein of form and lift the tophy once more.

Following the final, Waters Tweeted: “So close, losing to Camille in the final 3-2. Tough battle. We both gave it 100 per cent in a really fair and enjoyable match.”

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