Waters takes Montreal crown!

Alison Waters (ENG) beat Kasey Brown (AUS) 7-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-3 in the final of the Atwater Cup 2012 to secure her 1st Tour title since 2010 (photo: Steve Cubbins).Alison Waters (ENG) beat Kasey Brown (AUS) 7-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-3 in the final of the Atwater Cup 2012 to secure her 1st Tour title since 2010 (photo: Steve Cubbins).

Alison Waters returned back to the top level after beating (7-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-3) top seed Kasey Brown in the $25K Atwater Cup 2012 in Montreal, Canada. The 28-year-old Englishwoman had a torrid time in the last two years after batting back to form following Achilles surgery. But off the back of a successful British National Championships run, in which she came runner-up as 8th seed, Waters has now won her 1st WSA title since February 2010.

On route to the final, Waters always looked to be in contention for the title despite her unseeded status. She beat No4 seed Emma Beddoes in the first round, followed by No7 seed Aisling Blake and No2 Joey Chan, looking more assured in every round.

Top seed Kasey Brown had produced a confident string of performances and was yet to drop a game ahead of the final.

Final:
Alison Waters (ENG) bt [1] Kasey Brown (AUS) 7-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-3 (85m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Kasey Brown (AUS) bt [3] Sarah Kippax (ENG) 11-6, 11-8, 11-4
Alison Waters (ENG) bt [2] Joey Chan (HKG) 11-3, 11-3, 11-7

Quarter-finals:
[1] Kasey Brown (AUS) bt [5] Line Hansen (DEN) 11-8, 11-7, 11-8
[3] Sarah Kippax (ENG) bt [6] Latasha Khan (USA) 11-5, 8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6
Alison Waters (ENG) bt [7] Aisling Blake (IRL) 11-2, 11-4, 11-5
[2] Joey Chan (HKG) bt [8] Gaby Huber (SUI) 11-4, 5-11, 12-10, 11-7

1st round:
[1] Kasey Brown (AUS) bt Lucie Fialova (CZE) 11-7, 11-4, 11-3
[5] Line Hansen (DEN) bt Siyoli Waters (RSA) 8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 6-11, 11-7
[3] Sarah Kippax (ENG) bt [Q] Maria Toor Pakay (PAK) 11-7, 11-7, 11-4
[6] Latasha Khan (USA) bt [Q] Samantha Cornett (CAN) 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 15-13
[7] Aisling Blake (IRL) bt Alexandra Norman (CAN) 11-4, 11-0, 11-5
Alison Waters (ENG) bt [4] Emma Beddoes (ENG) 10-12, 11-5, 11-9, 11-7
[8] Gaby Huber (SUI) bt [Q] Sina Wall (GER) 6-11, 11-13, 11-7, 2-3 ret.
[2] Joey Chan (HKG) bt [Q] Miranda Ranieri (CAN) 11-6, 12-10, 11-8