Squash star Alison Waters through to second round of Naza PSA Women’s World Championship

PUBLISHED: 09:53 27 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:53 27 April 2016

Alison Waters in action at the Naza PSAWomen’s World Championship. Picture by mroslanhisam.com

Alison Waters in action at the Naza PSAWomen’s World Championship. Picture by mroslanhisam.com

Copyright: M Roslan 2015

Alison Waters advanced to the second round of the Naza PSA Women’s World Championship in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia after overcoming Egypt’s Heba El Torky in four games.

The match was full of stoppages and the referee was called into action on numerous occasions, which disrupted the rhythm of an encounter that showed promising signs with some good shots from both players at times.

Welwyn garden city’s Waters took the opening two games and, despite a third game revival from El Torky, closed out the win with an 13-11, 11-7, 4-11, 11-7 margin of victory.

Next up she will face defending champion and record eight-time winner Nicol David later today (Wednesday).

“It’s nice to get the first round out of the way and get used to the court,” said Waters, the world number 11.

“It was a tough 3-1, there wasn’t much rhythm there and there were lots of stoppages, lets and video reviews.

“It wasn’t the most enjoyable match, but I’m pleased to get off.

“I hadn’t played a match like that in a while and I think I let the third game get to me mentally.

“I’m looking forward to facing Nicol, I haven’t played her in a while.

“It’s always a fair competition against her so I’ll enjoy that one.”

Waters will join World No.1 and compatriot Laura Massaro in the second round after Massaro defeated Samantha Teran a day previously, while Sarah-Jane Perry is the other Englishwoman to move through to the next round after she defeated Olivia Blatchford in straight games.

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