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Squash - 27. April 2015.

Siyoli Celebrates Gauteng Glory

Runner-up two years ago, Siyoli Waters defeated fellow South African Alexandra Fuller in the final of the Women's Assore Central Gauteng Open to win the WSA Challenger 5 squash event at Parkview Squash Centre inJohannesburg for the first time.

Top seed Waters, the 32-year-old reigning South African champion, fought off 22-year-old Egyptian Farah Abdel Meguidin the semi-finals to reach her 18th WSA Tour final.

Fuller's semi-final triumph took the South African number four into her maiden Tour final. The 21-year-old No.4 seed from Cape Town dug deep to overcome higher-ranked compatriot Cheyna Tucker, the second seed, in a dramatic five-game battle.

But Waters, who had already taken out two fellow countrywomen earlier in the event, extended her unbeaten run over Fuller to beat her Cape Town colleague 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 in 29 minutes to claim the ninth Tour title of her career.

"Alex is very competitive and if she is given any leeway in a match she takes full advantage of it," said the triumphant Waters (pictured with Gaunteng Chairman Barry Hendriks). "I had to get in early and take control of the match."

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