Qualifier Haynes storms to Central Gauteng title

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WSA Tour 5: Central Gauteng Open 2013 | 7-12th April 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa

Local Qualifier Diana Haynes stormed to the Central Gauteng Open title, beating South African number one Siyoli Waters in straight games in the final.

Haynes, 31, had shown good form all week,  coming through qualifying to take out three seeds on her way to the final, including fighting back from two games to one down against top seed Kylie Lindsay in the semi finals.

Waters looked comfortable in her path to the 8th WSA final of her career. She followed up two 3-0 wins with a 3-1 win over Egyptian Salma Nassar in the semi finals.

The favourite going into the final may have appeared to be Waters, but it was in fact Haynes who had won the pairs prior meeting in the final of the South African Nationals last August. Haynes once again had the edge, this time just managing to stay ahead at the end of each game to close out a tightly contested final and capture her first WSA title.

All the players move onto play the NSA Open in Pretoria this week, except Haynes who unfortunately had with withdraw with a shin splints injury. With a similar draw in place can Waters go one better?

Siyoli Waters (RSA) 11-8 12-10 11-9″]12th April – Final:
[Q] Diana Haynes (RSA) bt [2] Siyoli Waters (RSA) 11-8 12-10 11-9

11th April – Semi Finals:
[Q] Diana Haynes (RSA) bt [1] Kylie Lindsay (NZL) 11-8 8-11 6-11 11-5 11-7
[2] Siyoli Waters (RSA) bt [5] Salma Nassar (EGY) 7-11 11-5 11-4 11-5

10th April – Quarter Finals:
[1] Kylie Lindsay (NZL) bt [7] Milnay Louw (RSA) 10-12 11-13 11-5 13-11 11-5
[Q] Diana Haynes (RSA) bt [8] Menna Nasser (EGY) 11-7 14-12 13-11
[5] Salma Nassar (EGY) bt [Q] Lauren Siddall (ENG) W/O
[2] Siyoli Waters (RSA) bt [LL] Kim Ga-Hye (KOR) 11-8 11-3 11-4

9th April – 1st Round:
[1] Kylie Lindsay (NZL) bt [Q] Julie Lee (RSA) 11-5 12-10 11-3
[7] Milnay Louw (RSA) bt Maia Kirk (CAN) 11-2 11-6 11-3
[Q] Diana Haynes (RSA) bt [3] Laura Pomportes (FRA) 11-6 11-7 11-5
[8] Menna Nasser (EGY) bt Adel Weir (RSA) 11-6 11-3 12-14 9-11 11-6
[5] Salma Nassar (EGY) bt Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND) 11-4 7-11 12-10 11-8
[Q] Lauren Siddall (RSA) bt [4] Cheyna Tucker (RSA) 11-9 11-13 11-6 11-8
[LL] Kim Ga-Hye (KOR) bt [6] Antonella Falcione (ARG) 9-11 11-7 11-5 11-1
[2] Siyoli Waters (RSA) bt [Q] Farrah Sterne (RSA) 11-5 11-7 11-7

8th April – Qualifying Finals:
Julie Lee (RSA) bt Elani Landman (RSA) 10-12 13-11 11-2 13-11
Diana Haynes (RSA) bt Senade Haupt (RSA) 11-6 7-11 11-3 11-7
Lauren Siddall (RSA) bt Kim Ga-Hye (KOR) 11-4 11-5 11-6
Farrah Sterne (RSA) bt Alexandra Fuller (RSA) 11-3 11-9 11-9

7th April – Qualifying Round 1:
Alexandra Fuller (RSA) bt Lume Landman (RSA) 11-9 10-12 11-6 11-4
Farrah Sterne (RSA) bt Sharon Le Roux (RSA) 11-7 11-5 11-7
Julie Lee (RSA) bt Alexa Pienaar (RSA) 11-9 11-3 11-8
Elani Landman (RSA) bt Raquel Le Roux (RSA) 11-2 11-4 11-8
Senade Haupt (RSA) bt Nono Sekhoto (RSA) 11-3 11-8 11-5
Diana Haynes (RSA) bt Bongi Seroto (RSA) 11-6 11-9 11-3
Lauren Siddall (RSA) bt Mikaila Westmoreland (RSA) 11-3 11-3 11-0
Kim Ga-Hye (KOR) bt Janice Harmse (RSA) 11-3 11-3 11-7


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