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SQUASH: An All Egyptian Women Final in Windy City Open Squash

Posted on March 1, 2017

’s Marwan ElShorbagy continues his unbelievable run in the Windy City Open and reaches his first world series final after he defeated Ali Farag (11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9).

Marwan will face France’s Gregory Gaultier in the final.

“It was very hard to back up what happened yesterday. I didn’t sleep very well last night and I tried to stay away from my phone” said ElShorbagy Junior after his match.

He added, “My brother called me before the match and helped me, prepared me for it – he gave me the game plan.”

“I’ve had some good wins so far to reach the final but I want to keep it going. I really want that title.”

Photo: Windy City Open

In the women’s draw, Nour El Sherbini sets an all-Egyptian final after she beat Camille Serme 3-1 (8-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-4).

“There are no expectations for me tomorrow – I’ll do my best to win. I’m happy to be in the final, I love playing her and I’m really happy that it’s going to be an all-Egyptian final.”

Nour will play Raneem El Welily, defending champion, in a repeat to last year’s final where Raneem defeated Nour.

Raneem defeated compatriot Nouran Gohar in a thrilling 3-2 match (7-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9)

Raneem said after her match, “I love it here in Chicago. It’s amazing to be in the final for a fourth time – there’s no pressure tomorrow but it would be fantastic to win here for the third time.”


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