South Africa

Siyoli off to Chicago Grand Slam

2015-02-03 13:35
Siyoli Waters (Photo supplied)

Cape Town - The country’s top ranked female squash player Siyoli Waters heads to Canada and then the USA during February and will play in a Grand Slam event in Chicago.

By her own admission, Cape Town resident Waters believes the year 2014 was a “stabilising one” after she remained a No 33 in the world but made progress in her one-on-one games against the world’s top 10 women players.

“I am off to Canada during February and then I will play a Grand Slam event in Chicago. Then in around May it will be the British Open,” she says.

Chicago’s event is known as the Windy City Open and runs from February 16 to March 4. The top 8 ranked female players on the planet will be at this Grand Slam.

“Last year was the year of stability for me. I am still No 33 in the world and the top female squash player in South Africa. But now I am looking forward to 2015 to go a level higher.

“I believe I have cemented my career after facing up against the top girls around the globe last year and really testing myself against the best.”

Waters is the current SA Nationals Champion and won the UCT International Open 2014, the New South Wales Open 2013 and North Coast Champion 2013 (both in Australia).

In 2014 she played at squash tournaments in Hong Kong, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, America and Canada.

Siyoli Waters in action (Supplied)

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