Anna Leigh Waters Does It Again: Surprise, Surprise – Another Gold in Mesa

Anna Leigh Waters in Mesa AZ
Anna Leigh Waters sailing to another victory in Mesa Arizona 2024 (Picture Kerry Pittenger)

Anna Leigh Waters continues to dominate pickleball, adding another gold medal to her collection at the Mesa Arizona Cup. She secured an easy victory in the women’s singles gold match today against Mary Brascia with scores of 11-0, 11-8, but Mary Brascia did not look like herself.

Earlier in the day, ALW also clinched gold in mixed doubles alongside Ben Johns, defeating Vivienne David and Thomas Wilson with scores of 11-4, 11-1, 11-9‚Äč.

Was she able to win women’s doubles today? Yes, so she now has 23 triple crowns, and only 3 titles away from her 100th gold medal.

2023 Big Wins:

  • Gold in Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles at the 2023 Hertz Gold Cup.
  • Multiple medals at the 2023 PPA Championships, including gold in Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles.
  • Success at the 2023 Baird Cincinnati Open, securing gold in Women’s Singles and Women’s Doubles.
  • Victorious at the 2023 Vulcan Kansas City Open, with gold in Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles.
  • Gold medals at the 2023 Takaya Showcase in Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles.
  • Winning gold in Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles at the 2023 Baird Seattle Open.
  • Dominated the 2023 Denver Open with gold in Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles.

2024 Big Wins:

  • Started the year strong at the 2024 Desert Ridge Open, winning gold in Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles.
  • Continued success at the 2024 PPA Hyundai Masters, securing gold in Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles.

She hasn’t even lost a women’s doubles match since 2022. Is anyone getting tired of this? Is this how it is when a new sport emerges? ALW has been playing pro pickleball since she was 14. She just has so many more reps than people coming to the sport. I think it will take time for new comers to catch up, but I do believe they will.

Let me know what you think about this 17 year old in the comments below.

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