‘I hope to be fit for the World Champs and beyond’
By DONNA HELMER
Top seed and former national champion Sarah-Jane Perry has withdrawn from next week’s AJ Bell British National Squash Championships following a long-standing injury.
Perry’s withdrawal means Laura Massaro becomes top seed with Alison Waters moving to number two seed, setting up the prospect of a mouthwatering final between the four-time champions. Julianne Courtice moves up as 5/8 seed and Kace Bartley is granted a main draw berth.
Sarah-Jane said: “Whilst my recovery is going well, it was always going to be tight on time to be match fit.
“Unfortunately, I’m not quite where I would want to be so won’t be able to play. However, I am expecting to be fit for the World Champs onwards and look forward to being back next year.”
AJ Bell British National Squash Championships 2019, University of Nottingham, February 12-17.
Women’s First Round (Revised main draw):
 Laura Massaro (Eng) v Alison Thomson (Sco)
[5/8] Millie Tomlinson (Eng) v Qualifier
[5/8] Julianne Courtice (Eng) v Sarah Campion (Eng)
[3/4] Victoria Lust (Eng) v Qualifier
[3/4] Tesni Evans (Wal) v Qualifier
[5/8] Emily Whitlock (Eng) v Kace Bartley (Eng)
[5/8] Fiona Moverley (Eng) v Lucy Turmel (Eng)
 Alison Waters (Eng) v Qualifier
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Article by DONNA HELMER (England Squash). Edited by ALAN THATCHER.
Pictures courtesy of England Squash