Alison Waters (Eng) bt Joelle King (Nzl)

Posted: 30/03/2013 in Uncategorized

By Andrew Cross

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Joelle King taking on Alison Waters was next on the centre court in Berjaya Times Square, Joelle started the better taking a 6.3 lead but Alison quickly got herself back level at 6.6. The next four points were shared so we were level at 8.8. Joelle hit a big return of serve tight down the forehand, then Alison got one tight down the backhand. A tin from Joelle off a boast that was pretty unnecessary gave Alison game ball at 10.9, a nice little hold and cross sent Alison the wrong way so we were level at 10.10. Alison held her nerve though to take the first game a nick in the fornt backhand corner.

In the second Alison got off to the better start keeping a few points advantage all the way. Alison doubled her game advantage taking it 11.5.

Joelle won the opening point of the third but then lost the next three as Alison looked to keep her winning run going. Alison extended her advantage to 5.3. Joelle though was not done yet getting back into the game at 5.5. Alison held the ball the next two chances she had catching Joelle out to lead 7.5, Joelle responds with two winners of her own to square it up at 7.7. At 7.7 Alison rushes onto the ball in the front forehand to hit a cross court winner, then a little trickle boast on the backhand followed by a cross court backhand winner for her first match ball. Joelle wins the first one with a backhand volley drop, in the next rally crunches a forehand volley down the line, Alison puts her forehand return into the tin and we are level at 10.10. Joelle sets up a backhand volley but misses it and Alison hits a straight drive for a winner to progress to the final.

Alison said ”¬†Pleased to be in the final, Joelle had two tough matches coming into today so I knew I had to try and make it hard for her, Very warm on the court so good to get off in three games”.

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