R1: Alison 3-0 Marina

[11] Alison Waters (ENG) 3-0 [Q] Marina Stefanoni (USA)  11-8, 17-15, 11-7 (36m)


“To get off 3-0 is really good, it was a tough 3-0, Marina played really well and I hadn’t played her before or seen much of her, so I didn’t really know what to expect,” Waters said.

“I knew she won a $5k on the calendar a few weeks ago and I knew she liked the backhand drop, but that’s all I really knew, and she played it a lot. I came into it not taking anything for granted, and I knew I had to move well on there, so I’m really pleased to get off.

“She was really good and it felt like I was playing a short game, she takes it in short a lot and I felt that I was doing a lot of work on there. The second game was obviously a key game to win, to go 2-0 up is a big difference to going to 1-1.

“She came back from 8-2 down at the end and made it tough for me as well, so I’m happy to get through to the next round.”