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Four Egyptians in US Squash Open semis
World number six Omneya Abdel-Kawy made it four Egyptians in the Delaware Investments US Squash Open semi-finals on Thursday, after beating India’s Dipika Pallikal.
Kawy started the game on the back foot, trailing 9-11 in the first game, then took the next two games 11-6 and 11-8.
“I started badly and she played very well – she’s an attacking player and she took her chances,” Omneya said after the match.
Pallikal upped her pace in the fourth set, taking it 11-2, ensuring that the match would go to five. The game was highly competitive and close, but Kawy had the edge and won the last game 11-3, to clinch a thrilling 3-2 win that clocked in at 55 minutes.
“I had to make the pace faster and be more patent in the fifth game and it worked so I’m happy to be through but I know I’m guaranteed a tough match tomorrow whoever wins between Nicol (David) and Laura (Massaro).” said Kawy in a post-match interview on PSA’s official website.
Omneya joins her three Egyptian compatriots in the US Open semis, Nour El-Tayeb, Omar Mosaad and world number one Mohamed el-Shorbagy, who will all play on Friday.
In the women’s semis, Omneya will take on England’s and world number three Laura Massaro, who ousted defending champion Nicol David on Thursday, while Nour el-Tayeb will be taking on world number four Frenchwoman Camille Serme.
Meanwhile, in the men’s semis, Mohamed el-Shorbagy will take on France’s and world number three Grégory Gaultier, while Omar Mosaad will be taking on England’s and world number two Nick Matthew.