RESULTS: British National Squash Championships, National Squash Centre, Manchester
 Tania Bailey (Lincs) bt  Sarah Kippax (Cheshire) 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 (27m)
 Laura Lengthorn-Massaro (Lancs) bt  Dominique Lloyd-Walter (Middx) 11-9, 11-7, 11-5 (34m)
 Alison Waters (Middx) bt  Lauren Briggs (Essex) 11-3, 11-4, 11-2 (21m)
 Jenny Duncalf (Yorks) bt  Madeline Perry (Ireland) 8-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-8 (45m)
 Laura Lengthorn-Massaro (Lancs) bt  Tania Bailey (Lincs) 11-6, 11-9 ret. (29m)
 Alison Waters (Middx) bt  Jenny Duncalf (Yorks) 10-12, 11-8, 12-10, 11-5 (48m)
 Alison Waters (Middx) bt  Laura Lengthorn-Massaro (Lancs) 6-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9 (49m)
Third time lucky for Londoner Alison Waters who upset her higher-seeded England team-mate Laura Lengthorn-Massaro to win the women's crown at the National Squash Centre
In the women's final, Lengthorn-Massaro took control of the first game, but Waters came back to take the next two. At 4-8 down in the fourth, Waters mounted a final charge to record her impressive 6-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9 win in 49 minutes.
"I really wanted it this year after missing out twice before," said the 23-year-old world No11 who became the first unseeded player to reach the final in 2005, and last year lost out after squandered a two-game lead. "It's been my focus since the beginning of the year.
"It's a nice title to have - my first senior title - and at least I get to hold onto it for a year!
"It'll give me a lot of extra confidence on the WISPA World Tour - where my ambition is to get into the world's top eight.
"My next event is the Malaysian Open - where I meet Vicky Botwright in the first round," concluded the new champion.
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WSQ 4339 Email: HowHard@aol.com 18 February 2008
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